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PEN America Condemns Formal Arrest of Writer and Civil Rights Advocate Xu Zhiyong
“By proceeding with these meritless charges of ‘subversion,’ the government is using the law as a tool to legitimize its suppression of dissidents.” More
PEN America Files Legal Brief Against Trump Efforts to Censor Bolton Book
"A free society cannot hinge on the government silencing certain perspectives before they are even uttered." More
PEN America Chapters Call on City Leaders to Protect First Amendment
"Mayors and police chiefs have a responsibility to their communities to ensure that the First Amendment rights of protesters and journalists are guaranteed." More
PEN America Opens Submissions for 2021 PEN America Literary Awards
"Through the reimagined Literary Awards, PEN America redoubles its commitment to celebrating the talent and voices of the poets and writers most often marginalized by business as usual, and… More
Conviction of Philippines Journalists “Disgraceful Travesty of Justice”
"This verdict is a disgraceful travesty of justice. It marks a sad day for democracy in the Philippines and for press freedom the world over." More
PEN America Decries Detention and Apparent Assault of Cuban Artists
"Such brutal harassment merely confirms a constant trend of repression and violence toward dissident voices in Cuba." More