No Medals for Human Rights

Last week the PEN American Center announced it was sending out letters to the Bush Administration and Congressional leaders protesting, fifty days before the start of the Olympics, the… More

Concern over detentions in China quake zone

Two human rights groups expressed concern on Sunday over the fate of Huang Qi, a Chinese activist who friends fear was detained for offering support to families of children… More

Chinese Authorities Detain Writer Zhou Yuanzhi

Zhou Yuanzhi, a writer and member of the Independent Chinese PEN Center, has been detained in connection with his writings and could face trial for inciting subversion, a development… More

Writers take on China Censorship

Ninety-nine days before the Olympics opening ceremonies in Beijing, several literary giants — Salman Rushdie, Ian McEwan and Edward Albee, among them — announced they would be delivering a… More

Writers petition China

A group of writers delivered a letter today to China's United Nations mission in New York. The letter urged the release of 39 Chinese writers and journalists believed to… More