Amazon Awards PEN American Center $25K
Today Amazon.com, Inc. ((AMZN) awarded the PEN American Center a $25,000 grant to continue their work.
The center will use the money to increase new media capabilities, and more video and audio content to the site. Some of the money will go back to the PEN Translation Fund, fighting the “dismayingly low number of literary translations” in the United States.
Here’s more from the release: “[The grant will] further develop its online communication resources and mobilize forces for freedom of expression throughout the world. This grant will support PEN’s international Freedom to Write human rights programming, its national Campaign for Core Freedoms, and the dissemination of PEN’s political and literary public events. A portion of the grant will also be used to support the PEN Translation Fund.”