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PEN Hails Release of Saudi Reformers

PEN American Center hailed the release today of Ali Al-Domaini, a leading Saudi literary figure who was one of three prominent intellectuals imprisoned for criticizing the pace and reach… More

Writers Condemn Sentences Against Saudi Reformers

PEN, the international writers’ organization dedicated to defending writers and freedom of expression around the world, expressed deep disappointment at the announcement that an appeals court has upheld the… More

House passes Freedom to Read Amendment

In a vote that sends a clear message to the Bush Administration that Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act needs to be amended to protect Americans' right to… More

World Press Freedom Day

To mark this year's May 3rd World Press Freedom Day, PEN is focusing on three cases of attacks on writers and journalists who use the internet. Details of each… More

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