The first online journalist imprisoned in sub-Saharan Africa, Kavumbagu has been arrested six times by six consecutive Burundi governments for dissident reporting. Most recently, he was jailed in July…More
Mohammed Benchicou is the former director of Le Matin, a private daily newspaper that maintained an independent, critical editorial line toward the Algerian government.
On August 23, 2003, Benchicou was…More
Mykola Semena was convicted under the “separatist” Article 280.1 of the Russian Criminal Code, for publicly denouncing the Kremlin’s annexation of Crimea. He was handed a 2-year suspended sentence.…More
Challenging Russia's war has become a criminal offense, for anyone deemed to have spread "fake news". Now many Russians, including artists and musicians, have fled the country to escape Russia's crackdown on anti-war protesters. https://bbc.in/3a21ojk
ICYMI: In our latest #PENTen interview, we spoke with @meronhadero, author of A DOWN HOME MEAL FOR THESE DIFFICULT TIMES, about where her ideas come from, her research process, and more: https://bit.ly/3ajvrDf.
ALL BOYS AREN'T BLUE by @IamGMJohnson was the second most banned title among #bannedbooks PEN America tracked from July 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022. As book bans surge, we must lift up the works and voices of the writers impacted. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3a6oBkB.