Çayan Demirel and Ertuğrul Mavioğlu | Status: On Trial | Turkey

Award-winning filmmaker Çayan Demirel and veteran journalist Ertuğrul Mavioğlu, the two Turkish directors of the documentary Bakur (which means north in Kurdish), are facing up to 5 years in… More

Turkey

Following an attempted coup in July 2016, the climate for free expression in Turkey has dramatically deteriorated. PEN America’s advocacy centers on writers and journalists who are in detention… More

DARE: Daily Alert on Rights and Expression

Trump calls for a ban on transgender people serving in the U.S. military, reversing Obama-era policy. Attorneys for the President want a federal appeals court to dismiss a lawsuit… More

DARE To Be Informed

Gabe Rottman, PEN America Washington director, writes: “Our national commitment to free speech rests on a thin reed: that we can speak without fear..." More