Free Expression in Vietnam

The Vietnamese government continues to quash dissent, with a particular focus on controlling the public’s access to social media and expanding the government’s ability to obtain access to personal… More

Israel and Gaza

PEN America statements, free expression resources, and stories of writers and artists from the Israel-Hamas war. More

China

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

Protesters walk across a bridge displaying a sign in Georgian that reads “‘No to censorship! Independence to the film center!’” with words "Free Expression in Eurasia" in red brackets overlaid

Eurasia

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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Ukraine

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

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”

Iran

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