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Banned Books Week 2019

We are proud to collaborate with PEN America partners nationwide in activities to celebrate Banned Books Week 2019. More

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Turkey: Free Ayşe Düzkan

Writer, journalist and publisher Ayşe Düzkan is serving an 18-month prison sentence for ‘making propaganda for a terrorist organisation’. She is one of 56 journalists and activists who took… More

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World Press Freedom Day 2019

We are proud to collaborate with PEN America partners nationwide in activities to celebrate World Press Freedom Day 2019. More