Trump Rhetoric on Flag Burning a Threat to Free Speech

President-elect Trump’s proposal to criminalize flag burning, including through stripping Americans of their citizenship, represents an attempt to criminalize free speech, PEN America affirmed today in a statement. More

Watch: PEN DIY with Molly Crabapple

PEN welcomed artist, journalist, and activist Molly Crabapple for a fierce talk titled "How to Draw the Elephant in the Room." More

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Press Freedom Under Fire in Ferguson

On the basis of these findings, PEN America calls upon the U.S. Department of Justice to carry out investigations into violations of press freedom that took place in the context… More

Ferguson and Press Freedom

Press freedom includes the right of journalists to do their jobs without intentional interference by the police. That right was clearly under threat in Ferguson, as journalists encountered obstruction,… More

A Different Kind of Book Prize

This summer’s crowd came to the park on a sweltering hot day not only to commemorate the Civil Rights milestone that those 1963 protests achieved. Many came also to… More

Russian PEN: Protesting Anti-Protest Legislation

News this week that Russian authorities had arrested more protestors and that teams of investigators raided the homes of blogger Aleksei Navalny, television star Kseniya Sobchak, and other prominent… More