Mexico Signs New Laws Protecting Journalists

[caption id="attachment_13866" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="photo by archer10 (Dennis) on a Creativecommons license"][/caption] It is encouraging to see that Mexican President Felipe Calderón has signed a new law to protect journalists.… More

South Africa: Nobel Laureates and PEN Battle for Free Expression

[caption id="attachment_13498" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="Photo by John Sonderman on CreativeCommons"][/caption] We're excited that the UK-based Guardian has reported on the important free expression battles unfolding in South Africa, summarizing international condemnation of… More

Julian Sanchez: On Fiction and Surveillance

[caption id="attachment_11940" align="alignnone" width="400" caption="Julian Sanchez © Susan Morgan/PEN American Center"][/caption] At this year's PEN World Voices Festival, the panel Life in the Panopticon: Thoughts on Freedom in an Era… More

PEN Goes to the UN

For the past three weeks, I’ve been trudging up to the UN to engage with the Human Rights Committee. The main building of the Secretariat remains under construction so… More

PEN Goes to the UN

[caption id="attachment_10630" align="alignnone" width="400" caption="Members of the UN Human Rights Committee"][/caption] For the past three weeks, I've been trudging up to the UN to engage with the Human Rights Committee.… More