PEN Goes to Court to Challenge New Surveillance Law

PEN American Center today joined the ACLU and Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International and other leading international human rights organizations, journalists, and attorneys in filing a lawsuit challenging the… More

Announcing the Aura Estrada Prize

PEN Trustee Francisco Goldman has announced the establishment of the Aura Estrada Prize, a fellowship honoring the spirit and aspirations of his wife, a promising young Mexican writer who… More

PEN, Publishers Decry Conviction of Ragip Zarakolu in Turkey

PEN American Center and the International Freedom to Publish Committee of the Association of American Publishers today denounced the “clearly wrongful” and “anachronistic and discouraging” conviction of Turkish publisher… More

Detentions Escalate at China Quake Site

PEN expressed alarm today over the disappearance of leading cyber-dissident Huang Qi, who was last seen being forced into a car by three unidentified men in Chengdu on the… More

No Let-Up: China Detains Another Writer

Feng Zhenghu, a Shanghai-based rights defender, online writer and freelance journalist, has been detained in a week that has seen significant backsliding in the climate for freedom of expression… More