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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Global Chilling: The Impact of Mass Surveillance on International Writers
Based on a survey of nearly 800 writers worldwide, concern about surveillance is now nearly as high among writers living in democracies (75 percent) as among those living in… More
Chilling Effects: NSA Surveillance Drives U.S. Writers to Self-Censor
The results of PEN America and the FDR group's survey demonstrate that writers are not only overwhelmingly worried about government surveillance, but are engaging in self-censorship as a result. More
The PEN Report: Creativity and Constraint in Today’s China
This report compiles the ongoing threats to individual writers and journalists and our assessment of the climate for freedom of expression in China. More