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China Cracks Down on Media on Eve of Party Congress
PEN American Center today expressed alarm over tightening controls on the media in advance of the 17th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party, which opens Monday in Beijing. A… More
With PEN’s Assistance, Refugee Iraqi Writers Now Safe in U.S.
PEN’s efforts to secure safe havens for threatened Iraqi writers and journalists bore fruit this past month, as two PEN colleagues and their families were flown from Syria to… More
PEN Raises Questions about the Investigation of Anna Politkovskaya’s Assassination
After almost a year with little news of the progress of the investigation into the murder of Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya, the arrests in late August 2007 of ten… More
District Court Strikes Down National Security Letter Provision
PEN American Center welcomed U.S. District Court Judge Victor Marrero’s decision striking down the amended Patriot Act's National Security Letter (NSL) provision. The ACLU challenged the law in Doe… More
PEN Welcomes Release of Haleh Esfandiari in Iran; Awaits News of Kian Tajbakhsh
PEN American Center welcomed today’s release on bail of Dr. Haleh Esfandiari, Director of the Middle East Program for the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and also a… More
At 73rd PEN Congress, Focus Is on PEN in Africa, Iraqi Writers & Linguistic Rights
During the first week of July, PEN held its historic International Congress in Dakar, Senegal, marking the first time in 40 years and only the second time in its… More