Patriot Act reauthorization blocked

Writers, booksellers, librarians, and other defenders of reader privacy last night won the biggest battle yet in their four-year fight to restore the protections for the privacy of bookstore… More

PEN denounces postponement in Orhan Pamuk trial

PEN, the world association of writers, decried the suspension of trial proceedings against Turkish author Orhan Pamuk, insisting the charges against him should have been dismissed outright and calling… More

PEN Goes to Court for Documents on Visa Denials

PEN American Center joined the American Civil Liberties Union and the American Association of University Professors today in filing a lawsuit to compel the Departments of State, Justice, and… More

Tenth anniversary of the death of Ken Saro-Wiwa

Writers around the world in International PEN are commemorating today the life and death of Nigerian writer Ken Saro Wiwa, who was executed ten years ago on November 10,… More

PEN Writes to Senate Appropriations Committee

PEN President Salman Rushdie addressed the following letter to members of the House-Senate Defense Appropriations conference committee on behalf of PEN American Center. More

PEN Launches Mexico Campaign

As agreed at the 71st International PEN Congress held in Bled in June 2005, the PEN Writers in Prison Committee is staging a campaign in October focusing on freedom… More