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PEN America’s innovative research and analysis explores the impact of government policy, public sentiment, and media consumption trends on free expression in countries around the globe. The resulting reports inform policy recommendations and public toolkits to help our members and supporters advocate for sustainable change.

Read more below, and then find out how you can Take Action to defend free expression in your community and worldwide.

Losing the News: The Decimation of Local News and the Search for Solutions

Losing the News

Losing the News: The Decimation of Local News and the Search for Solutions lays out the devastating impact of the shrinking and consolidation of local news outlets. More

PEN America's Campus Free Speech Guide

Campus Free Speech Guide

The Campus Free Speech Guide provides guidance to students, faculty, and administrators with the aim of keeping campuses open to ideas and perspectives. More

Newsroom Transparency Tracker

Newsroom Transparency Tracker

The Newsroom Transparency Tracker encourages news outlets to be accountable to the public and empowers news consumers to make informed choices. More

Online Harassment Field Manual

Online Harassment

Online hate and harassment pose a growing threat to free expression. PEN America’s Online Harassment Field Manual and trainings equip writers, journalists, and all those active online with tools… More