Alaa Abd El Fattah | Status: Imprisoned | Egypt
Alaa Abd El Fattah is an Egyptian activist, software developer, and blogger. After being sentenced to a month of jail in absentia, he received a five years sentence in… More
Join PEN America Today
Defend free expression, support persecuted writers, and promote literary culture.
Get updates on events, literary awards, free expression issues, and global news.
PEN America On
Mar. 27 - Apr. 1 is “Listen. Learn. Lead.” Week at UT! and @UTProvost has 3 exciting workshops planned for the 30th with @PENamerica. Click the link to register for 1,2, or all 3 of these great sessions today https://bit.ly/3Z6YT3d
🧵Today @RamyEssam released the song "Fiskooti Mooti" with lyrics written by imprisoned Egyptian poet Galal El-Behairy. Watch here: https://youtu.be/GMGcbQdKaH0
"Fear is not freedom. Fear is not liberty. Fear is control," says 100-year-old Grace Linn at @MCSDFlorida meeting.
The district's book removals attracted national attention when authors—including @jodipicoult & @JP_Books—took to social media to protest. https://www.tcpalm.com/story/news/education/martin-county-schools/2023/03/22/crowd-protests-book-removals-at-martin-county-school-board-meeting/70028207007/