140 Characters Make You A Terrorist

Saudi Arabia remains one of few countries untouched by the wave of democratic uproar that swept through the Middle East. The reason? According to one Saudi journalist, who chooses… More

Ferguson and Press Freedom

Press freedom includes the right of journalists to do their jobs without intentional interference by the police. That right was clearly under threat in Ferguson, as journalists encountered obstruction,… More

Free Expression In the News: August 29, 2014

A plea from Shirley Sotloff, mother of journalist Steven Sotloff who is currently held captive by the Islamic State in Syria, epitomizes the power of words, the importance of… More

PEN Mourns James Foley

News of the politically motivated murder of journalist James Foley yesterday by ISIS militants has devastated the PEN community. The killing of Foley, cited by ISIS as retaliation for… More

Encryption and the Faustian Bargain

Charges in Ethiopia and the U.S. suggest that encryption may be the most effective way to thwart government surveillance in the short term, but may also single activists out… More