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Freedom to Write Index 2021

During 2021, at least 277 writers and public intellectuals in 36 countries were unjustly imprisoned or detained in connection with their writing, their work, or related activism. More

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Freedom to Write Index 2020

During 2020, at least 273 writers, academics, and public intellectuals in 35 countries were in prison or unjustly held in detention in connection with their writing, their work, or… More

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No Excuse for Abuse

Online abuse is a pervasive problem. In this report, PEN America recommends concrete, actionable changes that social media companies can make now to protect people facing online harassment. More

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