Old Days

As Afghans hit the polls for today's presidential run-off, the Afghan Women's Writing Project is helping to make sure that women and girls are not only heard, but educated… More

Mounting Concern for the Safety of Writers

PEN International welcomes the police investigation into the shocking murder of Indian writer Sushmita Banerjee, killed in Kharana, Afghanistan, on September 5, 2013. More

Heavy Sentences for Publishers

International PEN strongly protests the 20-year prison sentence handed down to journalist Ahmed Ghous Zalmai, and the five-year sentence handed down to publisher Mohammad Ateef Noori, for publishing a… More

Afghan Journalist Remains Detained

International PEN is deeply concerned by the delay in journalist Sayed Parvez Kambakhsh's appeal to a death sentence for the alleged crime of blasphemy. More