Thought Is Free

PEN American Center and The Public Theater are proud to present a program in support of writers and artists who have been imprisoned or imperiled for speaking truth to… More

Take Action: Eskinder Nega Verdict Due Next Week

Yesterday, Senator Patrick Leahy issued a strong statement in support of 2012 PEN/Barbara Goldsmith Freedom to Write Award recipient Eskinder Nega. The Ethiopian journalist and blogger was accused of… More

PEN Decries Harsh Sentencing of Eskinder Nega

New York City, July 13, 2012—PEN American Center reacted angrily to the sentencing of journalist Eskinder Nega to 18 years in prison on bogus terrorism charges in Ethiopia, calling… More

New York Review of Books: Free Eskinder Nega!

The New York Review of Books has published a PEN-initiated letter calling on President Obama and all world leaders to condemn the conviction of journalist and 2012 PEN/Barbara Goldsmith… More

New York Review of Books: Free Eskinder Nega!

[caption id="attachment_11203" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="Eskinder Nega, photo by Lennart Kjörling"][/caption] The New York Review of Books has published a PEN-initiated letter calling on President Obama and all world leaders to… More

Join us for “Reckoning and Reconciliation in Biden’s America” at 8pm ET/5pm PT!

Is accountability post-Trump possible? Join PEN America for a town hall conversation about what comes next featuring Ayad Akhtar, Charles Blow, Omar G. Encarnación, Masha Gessen, Jill Lepore, Peggy Noonan, and Suzanne Nossel.

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