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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

Patriot Act reauthorization blocked

Writers, booksellers, librarians, and other defenders of reader privacy last night won the biggest battle yet in their four-year fight to restore the protections for the privacy of bookstore… More

PEN denounces postponement in Orhan Pamuk trial

PEN, the world association of writers, decried the suspension of trial proceedings against Turkish author Orhan Pamuk, insisting the charges against him should have been dismissed outright and calling… More

PEN Goes to Court for Documents on Visa Denials

PEN American Center joined the American Civil Liberties Union and the American Association of University Professors today in filing a lawsuit to compel the Departments of State, Justice, and… More

Tenth anniversary of the death of Ken Saro-Wiwa

Writers around the world in International PEN are commemorating today the life and death of Nigerian writer Ken Saro Wiwa, who was executed ten years ago on November 10,… More

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