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Trump trashes the laws that protect free speech. But he would be lost without them.
Early this week, the writers’ coalition, PEN America, sued President Trump in federal court. Trump “has made eminently clear his disdain for the press and the legal protections the First… More
Jennifer Egan: Why PEN America is Suing Donald Trump
On Tuesday, PEN America, of which I am president, filed suit against President Trump for using his presidential powers to attempt to silence and punish journalists and news outlets… More
Literary group sues Trump, alleges free speech stifling
“Every organization has to make their own determination of how best to play their role in this environment. That media organizations might determine to focus on journalism should not… More
Trump Sued by Literary Group Over His Attacks on the Media, Threats of Retaliation
WASHINGTON — PEN America, an organization representing writers and literary professionals, filed suit against President Donald Trump on Tuesday, claiming he has used regulatory enforcement powers to attack media outlets in violation… More
Trump’s Attacks on the Press Are Illegal. We’re Suing.
A coalition of free-press advocates is taking on the president. President Donald J. Trump’s frequent threats and hostile acts directed toward journalists and the media are not only offensive and… More
‘My Favorite Murder’ Podcast Creators to Host the PEN America 2018 LitFest Gala
PEN America announced today that Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark, creators of the true crime podcast “My Favorite Murder” and authors of the forthcoming book “Stay Sexy and Don’t Get Murdered,” will… More
Is the Khashoggi disappearance a turning point for US-Saudi ties?
"It's a bit difficult to say with certainty exactly what has happened and we want to remain hopeful that Jamal is alive and there will be a resolution to… More
‘I know nothing’: Trump’s stance toward missing Saudi journalist sparks concern
Summer Lopez, the senior director of free expression programs at PEN America, said previous U.S. presidents invariably spoke out forcefully when journalists or dissidents were attacked, but Trump is… More