Alain Mabanckou to Present Award to Charlie Hebdo

Acclaimed French-Congolese writer Alain Mabanckou will present the PEN/Toni and James C. Goodale Freedom of Expression Courage Award to Charlie Hebdo at the annual PEN Literary Gala in New… More

Rejecting the Assassin’s Veto

None of us must endorse the contents of Charlie Hebdo's cartoons in order to affirm the principle of free expression for which they stand. More

A Letter from an Azerbaijani Prison

“If we can continue to reject the thinking that is imposed on us and believe that human dignity is not for sale, then we are the winners, and they,… More

If I Get Arrested

"When my case is concerned, if you can, please support by standing for freedom of speech and freedom of privacy in this country as loudly as possible. Otherwise, I… More

2015 PEN Literary Gala & Free Expression Awards

Read full transcripts of the gala remarks here. Khadija Ismayilova 2015 PEN/Barbara Goldsmith Freedom to Write Award Khadija Ismayilova is an Azerbaijani journalist knownfor her hard-hitting investigative reporting on official corruption. After… More

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