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Turkish publisher arrested — here’s why

Kwame Anthony Appiah, the President of PEN American Center, said yesterday that the arrest was “a disturbing sign of a decline in the climate for free expression in Turkey… More

Turkish publisher’s arrest sparks outcry

Ragip Zarakolu, founder and director of the Turkish publishing house Belge, was among more than 40 activists detained Friday in Istanbul. Belge has published Turkish editions of books that… More

Turkish Publisher Ragip Zarakolu Arrested

Belge Publishing House director Ragip Zarakolu was arrested on October 28th. Zarakolu, a member of the Turkish PEN Center, has been targeted by the Turkish government for his refusal… More

Advocate’s Visa Delay Stirs Questions

Kerim Yildiz, a leading human rights advocate for the Kurdish people, was for two decades a frequent visitor to the United States. A British citizen living in London, he… More

Banned Books Week Kicks Off Tomorrow!

Earlier this week, Reuters reported that a school district in Missouri agreed to lift its ban on Slaughterhouse-Five and Twenty Boy Summer, two books the district had completely banned… More

Lawsuit Challenging FISA Wiretaps Allowed to Proceed

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has twice now rejected the Obama Administration’s attempts to throw out a lawsuit challenging the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Amendments Act (FISA) allowing… More