Open Letter to Michael Lynton, Sony Pictures Entertainment Chairman and CEO re: The Interview
If the decision to pull The Interview from all platforms stands, it will represent a lasting blow for free expression, emboldening would-be censors the world over. Impoverishing creative freedom,… More
Letter from Kiev: What Can Ukraine Expect from the West Now?
In light of the ongoing crisis in Kiev, where dozens of people have died in clashes between protesters and security forces, PEN reached out to our colleagues in Ukraine… More
Open Letter to Members of Congress Opposing the FISA Improvements Act
On December 18, 2013, PEN American Center joined 53 civil liberties and public interest organizations in a letter to members of Congress urging them to oppose S. 1631, the… More
Vice President Biden: Don’t Forget Liu Xiaobo and Liu Xia
We are writing to you on the eve of your upcoming visit to Beijing to encourage you to raise the case of former PEN President and 2010 Nobel Peace… More
PEN Letter Protesting Exclusion of Ilija Trojanov from the U.S.
On September 30, 2013, German PEN member Ilija Trojanov, a Bulgarian-German writer, was denied permission to board a flight from Brazil to the United States. PEN American Center fears… More
PEN Letter to President Obama in Advance of the G20 Summit in St. Petersburg
PEN sent the following letter to President Obama in advance of the G20 Summit in St. Petersburg, Russia, to urge him to use the opporutnity to express concern over… More
PEN’s Letter to President Obama on His Second Term
On January 28, 2013, Peter Godwin, K. Anthony Appiah, Francine Prose, Ron Chernow, and Salman Rushdie sent a letter to President Barack Obama, calling on him to abide by… More