Research & Resources
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.
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Arresting Dissent: Legislative Restrictions on the Right to Protest
Arresting Dissent: Legislative Restrictions on the Right to Protest shines a spotlight on the proliferation of state-level legislative proposals seeking to limit protest rights. More
Literature Locked Up: How Prison Book Restriction Policies Constitute the Nation’s Largest Book Ban
Literature Locked Up: How Prison Book Restriction Policies Constitute the Nation’s Largest Book Ban details book banning in American prisons. More
Chasm in the Classroom: Campus Free Speech in a Divided America
Chasm in the Classroom: Campus Free Speech in a Divided America details an array of infringements on speech, both official and informal. More
Truth on the Ballot: Fraudulent News, the Midterm Elections, and Prospects for 2020
With fraudulent news and online disinformation distorting public discourse, eroding faith in journalism, and skewing voting decisions, Truth on the Ballot offers a stark warning about the normalization of… More
Art Under Pressure: Decree 349 Restricts Creative Freedom in Cuba
Available in English and Spanish, Art Under Pressure examines the government’s efforts to institutionalize and expand limits on creative expression in Cuba. More