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World Press Freedom Day 2021

This World Press Freedom Day, PEN America is highlighting the writing of journalists that demonstrate the necessity of local new stories in fostering informed civil discourse. More

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What to Expect 2020

As we near Election Day, PEN America is working to prepare you for what to expect this campaign season. Learn how to spot, check, and stop disinformation and defend… More

Free Speech 2020

Free Speech 2020

Throughout 2020, PEN America is standing up for free speech and your right to speak out. Join us to defend press freedom, fight online harassment, combat disinformation, and uphold… More

United States

The United States proudly stands as a haven for free expression at home and a champion of free speech abroad. PEN America works to ensure that the United States… More

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Eurasia

PEN America supports champions of free speech in Russia and throughout the post-Soviet space and actively opposes the persecution of writers, journalists, and artists. More

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Saudi Arabia

PEN America's Saudi Arabia advocacy focuses on ensuring justice for Jamal Khashoggi’s murder and calling for the release of imprisoned writers. More

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Mexico

Mexico is one of the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists. Additionally, a mix of other restrictions in the country serve to limit free expression in both… More

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Turkey

Following an attempted coup in July 2016, the climate for free expression in Turkey has dramatically deteriorated. PEN America’s advocacy centers on writers and journalists who are in detention… More

PEN Myanmar Panel

Myanmar

Following the historic November 2015 elections, hopes were high that the space for free expression in Myanmar would widen considerably. However, under the new government, journalists continue to be… More

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