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PEN Centers join campaign to end murder of Mexican journalists
PEN Canada, PEN Québec, PEN American Center, and Danish PEN have joined forces with PEN Mexico and other Mexican media and free expression organizations More
Jailed Saudi author, murdered Gambian publisher to receive 2005 PEN Award
PEN American Center today named Ali Al-Domaini, a leading Saudi literary figure who is one of three prominent intellectuals currently imprisoned for criticizing the pace and reach of human… More
Turkish Publisher to Receive Jeri Laber International Freedom to Publish Award
Abdullah Keskin, the courageous publisher of Avesta, has been selected as the 2005 recipient of the Jeri Laber International Freedom to Publish Award. He is being recognized for his… More
Librarian Who Fought FBI Search to Receive 2005 PEN/Newman’s Own Award
PEN American Center has named Joan Airoldi, a librarian and library director in rural Washington State who challenged an FBI effort to search patron records, as the recipient of… More
Freedom to Read Protection Act Reintroduced in Washington
Organizations representing booksellers, librarians, publishers and writers gathered on Capitol Hill today to cheer the reintroduction of the Freedom to Read Protection Act, promising to mobilize readers and book… More
PEN American Center Honorary Member Ruslan Sharipov Obtains Asylum in the U.S.
Uzbek journalist and human rights activist Ruslan Sharipov has obtained political asylum in the United States and is now with members of his family in California. More
PEN American Center Honorary Members Liu Jingsheng and Raúl Rivero Released
Liu Jingsheng, a 1998 PEN/Barbara Goldsmith Freedom to Write Award recipient and honorary member of PEN American Center, was released on November 27, 2004. More
Freedom to Write Award recipient Aung Myint released in Myanmar
PEN American Center welcomed reports that poet and journalist Aung Myint and three other journalists were among more than 50 political prisoners released in Myanmar on January 3, 2005. More
PEN urges Senate to examine Gonzales’s record on torture policies
PEN American Center asked members of the Senate Judiciary Committee today to use this Thursday's hearings on the nomination of Alberto Gonzales as an opportunity to reassert United States… More