End Efforts to Compel Risen to Identify Source(s)

Dear Attorney General Holder, As members and supporters of PEN American Center, an organization representing over 3,500 writers, we write to you today to ask that the Justice Department… More

James Risen & Philip Gourevitch in Conversation

From a 2006 PEN Event, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist James Risen speaks with former Paris Review editor Philip Gourevitch about the importance of a free press, the demagoguery of 9/11,… More

PEN delivers press freedom petition to Congress

PEN President Ron Chernow brought PEN’s concerns over surveillance and threats against the press to Washington last week, delivering PEN’s press freedom petition on Capitol Hill and opening a… More

Program to celebrate First Amendment champions

Eight individuals who have taken risky, at times harrowing stands on behalf of the First Amendment in recent months will discuss their experiences at an upcoming program on September… More

Get the Free Speech News You Need

protesters in face masks carrying old Belarusian national flags

PEN America has a new weekly newsletter, PEN Points, bringing you a digest of the biggest free expression news of the week, plus the analysis and insights you trust from PEN America experts.