Creativity’s Battles With Censorship

The West knows little about the cultural scene inside Iran today. Since the dawn of civilization until renascence, Iran has always been a great contributor to world's literature, art… More

The Day We Pack Our Bags

One day, I received a letter saying that yoga was a false form of spirituality and that all activity associated with yoga must be stopped... More

Larry Siems about NSA and Digital Surveillance

What kind of harm really comes from the surveillance exposed by Edward Snowden and other activists? We need to know more, says Larry Siems, director of PEN America's… More

Witness in Durango

Mexican journalist Héctor Gordoa describes his capture and escape from death in Durango while investigating a notorious prison. More

Silence Grows in Mexico

A PEN International delegation to Mexico City warns that violence against media workers is not only exacting a terrible human toll but also destroying the right of all Mexican… More