DARE: Daily Alert on Rights and Expression

Trump talks politics and lashes out in front of 30,000 youth at a Boy Scout jamboree. Snopes fact-checking website locked in a dispute with a vendor/business partner that has… More

TURKEY: Uphold freedom of expression

A year ago, a bloody coup attempt in Turkey left over two hundred people dead and over a thousand others injured. While we recognize the right of the Turkish… More

DARE: Daily Alert on Rights and Expression

Key first amendment case and travel ban reach Supreme Court, senior CNN journalists resign after story retracted, writers in Turkey face more and more nebulous threats from the state,… More

Ahmet and Mehmet Altan | Status: On Trial | Turkey

Mehmet and Ahmet Altan were arrested in a dawn raid on September 10, 2016, as part of a wave of arrests of thinkers and writers following the July 15,… More

Eşber Yağmurdereli | Status: Released | Turkey

Blind playwright, poet, short story author, screenwriter, and lawyer, Eşber Yağmurdereli has been in and out of prison since 1978 and was the 1999 recipient of the PEN/Barbara Goldsmith… More

Ayşe Nur Zarakolu | Status: Deceased | Turkey

Founder of Turkey’s Freedom to Publish Committee, Ayşe Nur Zarakolu was a political essayist, the director of Belge Publishing House, and the only woman publishing director in Turkey at… More

TURKEY: Cumhuriyet Daily Web Editor Arrested

PEN is deeply concerned about the arrest of Cumhuriyet daily web editor Oğuz Güven, bringing the number of Cumhuriyet staff currently jailed pending trial to 13. Güven was arrested… More

Pınar Selek | Status: On Trial | Turkey

In July 1998, writer, sociologist, and feminist Pınar Selek was arrested in connection with an explosion at the Istanbul Spice Bazaar, a tragedy that led to the deaths of… More