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PEN America: Governors Must Protect Journalists Covering Protests
"We’ve seen hundreds of instances over the last several weeks of reporters, photographers, and citizen journalists being attacked, jailed, or otherwise harassed for trying to report on recent demonstrations." More
PEN America Condemns Shuttering of Chinese Activist’s Zoom Account
Zoom must immediately explain why it shut down Humanitarian China's account, reinstate the account, and reassure its users that it stands against government-imposed censorship. More
PEN America: Trump Attempt to Discredit CNN Poll “Disgraceful New Low”
Attempting to discredit and even erase reporting on polling information in the midst of an election is a disgraceful new low, even for the Trump campaign. More
PEN America Congratulates Congresswoman Scanlon and Congressman Schiff for their Free Press Resolution
“The attacks we’ve been seeing, aimed at silencing journalists and protestors alike, infringe on the right to report, the right to assemble, and the public’s right to know." More
PEN America Demands New York City, Minneapolis Police Protect Press Freedom
"Official support for a free press in these times of mass public mobilization is a mere platitude if the message does not filter down to officers on the ground." More
PEN America Announces Detained Chinese Essayist Xu Zhiyong as 2020 PEN/Barbey Freedom to Write Award Honoree
"His essays have served as calls to conscience at pivotal moments in China’s recent history." More
PEN America Joins Call to Stop Attacks on Journalists
"These violent attacks against the working press are an affront to our Constitutional values, namely the First Amendment and the protections it provides to the free press." More