Hong Kong has banned films that run contrary to the interests of a Beijing-drafted national security law, the latest crackdown on freedom of expression in the Asian financial hub. https://bloom.bg/3pJiNTU
NEW: Cuban artist and Latin Grammy-nominated rapper Maykel “Osorbo” Castillo, who has been detained at the maximum security Pinar del Río prison since May 2021, began a hunger strike today. We call on the Cuban government to immediately release Castillo. https://pen.org/press-release/maykel-castillo-begins-hunger-strike/
Celebrated bestselling author Sandra Cisneros joins #PENOutLoud on 11/3, with novelist Jamie Manrique, to discuss her new book, MARTITA I REMEMBER YOU/MARTITA TE RECUERDO, and its “tribute to the life-changing power of youthful friendship.” Tickets: https://bit.ly/3AoUSM5.