Narges Mohammadi image on a screen at PEN gala.

Commemorating the Day of the Imprisoned Writer

Authoritarian governments instinctively fear writers because of their ability to inspire people to interrogate the present and dream of a better future. Instead of valuing the positive role writers… More

Alaa Abd El Fattah | Status: Imprisoned | Egypt

Alaa Abd El Fattah is an Egyptian activist, software developer, and blogger. After being sentenced to a month of jail in absentia, he received a five years sentence in… More

Mahmoud Abou Zeid (Shawkan) | Status: Conditional Release | Egypt

Shawkan is a journalist and photographer who often depicts daily cultural life and produces street portraits. He is a contributor to publications such as Time Magazine, Die Zeit, BILD,… More