The Chinese government is the world’s leading jailer of writers and public intellectuals. Writers, journalists, bloggers, and creative artists face censorship, harassment, imprisonment, and enforced disappearance because of their… More

Russian Independent Media Archive

The Russian Independent Media Archive is preserving the last two decades  of independent Russian journalism, guarding this irreplaceable historical record against erasure. More


While some countries in Eurasia have seen democratic progress, in others authoritarian regimes continue to crack down on independent free expression. More

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We stand in solidarity with our PEN Ukraine colleagues and all the writers, artists, and people of Ukraine as they seek to defend their rights and their democracy.  More

A man looking at shelves of books at a bookstore in Myanmar; on top: “Free Expression in Myanmar”


Myanmar’s threats and challenges to free expression serve as an alarming backdrop to the dramatic escalation of human rights abuses carried out by the military junta. More

People visiting the Tomb of Hafez, a famous Iranian poet, in the town of Shiraz; on top: “Free Expression in Iran”


Despite its rich cultural and literary traditions, Iran is among the world’s most restrictive countries for freedom of expression. More