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2006 PEN/Newman’s Own First Amendment Award

PEN American Center has named Sibel Edmonds, a translator who was fired from her job at the FBI after complaining of intelligence failures and poor performance in her unit,… More

Russian PEN at risk

PEN American Center is deeply concerned about recent charges brought against Russian PEN that could force the center to close. Russian PEN’s assets have been frozen after allegations that… 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

PEN Protests Action Against Russian PEN Center

PEN American Center expressed alarm today that a Russian court has frozen all assets of the Russian PEN Center under allegations that the organization failed to pay land tax.… More

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