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Andrej Dynko released on expiry of sentence; prison diary published
Writer and journalist Andrej Dynko, arrested with hundreds of other protestors in the days surrounding the March 19th presidential elections, was freed today after serving a 10-day sentence. He… More
PEN/Barbara Goldsmith Freedom to Write Award Winners
PEN American Center today named Mohammed Benchicou, a newspaper publisher already in prison and facing 50 additional sentences for his newspaper’s independent reporting, and Rakhim Esenov, a novelist, historian,… More
Egyptian Publisher to Receive Jeri Laber International Freedom to Publish Award
Egyptian publisher Mohamed Hashem, whose commitment to publishing works of critical thinking has brought him into conflict with civil and religious authorities, has been named by the Association of… More
International PEN Writers in Prison Committee meets in Istanbul
Over 50 writers, editors, and publishers from 23 countries gathered in Istanbul this week for the 6th Writers in Prison Committee conference of International PEN, the worldwide association of… More
Campaign for Reader Privacy Sends Open Letter to Congress
PEN joined organizations representing booksellers, librarians, publishers, and writers today in delivering a letter to members of the House and Senate urging them not to re-authorize the sections of… More
PEN Goes to Court to Challenge Patriot Act Exclusions of Foreign Scholars
PEN American Center has joined two national academic associations and the ACLU in filing a lawsuit challenging a Patriot Act provision that the government has used to bar prominent… More
PEN, Rushdie: Extend Pamuk Victory to Other Turkish Writers
PEN, the international association of writers, welcomed the news today that Turkish prosecutors will not proceed with a court case against novelist Orhan Pamuk, but cautioned that more than… More