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PEN fights Bush executive order on presidential papers
PEN American Center has joined the legal battle to reverse President Bush's executive order limiting access to presidential papers and to authorize the National Archives to administer the Presidential… More
PEN American Center deplores sentencing of Russian military journalist
PEN American Center today expressed deep disappointment over the news that Grigory Pasko, the Russian military journalist who has been on trial for reporting on the dumping of nuclear… More
PEN seeks quick action by Fox administration following IACHR ultimatum
Representatives from PEN centers in North America and Europe called on President Vicente Fox to comply with the two-day deadline the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) has issued… More
PEN American Center protests prison transfer for Iranian translator
PEN American Center today expressed deep concern over the news that Khalil Rostamkhani, an Iranian translator sentenced to 8 years in prison for helping to arrange a conference sponsored… More
PEN opposes preliminiary injunction halting publication of The Wind Done Gone
PEN American Center, the national association of writers, today joined a number of First Amendment and anti-censorship organizations in calling on a Federal Appeals Court to reverse a lower… More
Iranian publisher, Uzbek novelist to receive 2001 Freedom to Write Awards
PEN American Center today named Shahla Lahiji, a publisher who is one of 19 Iranian writers and intellectuals prosecuted for participating in a conference in Berlin last year, and… More
High school librarian, theater director receive PEN/Newman’s Own Awards
PEN American Center today named Deloris Wilson and Alberto Sarraín as co-recipients of this year’s PEN/Newman’s Own First Amendment Award. This year, the $25,000 prize will be shared by… More