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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.

Taming Culture in Georgia

This report examines the Georgian Ministry of Culture’s significant infringements on cultural rights and free expression with examples from various sectors, including literature, art, film, theater and cultural research. More

Reading Between the Bars

In this report, we seek to shine a light on the staggering realities of prison censorship and challenge its normalization, both legally and culturally. More

Educational Intimidation Bills

These bills enable blanket restrictions on books or curricula for all students—and ultimately empower an ideological assault on public education. More