The seven members of the Zone 9 blogger collective, who sprung to international attention upon their arrest last April, stand accused of associating with outlawed political groups and of attending a digital security training, among other charges.
While Ethiopia, Myanmar, and the U.S struggle with serious challenges to free expression, the United Nations makes small steps forward by outlining new guidelines for surveillance programs worldwide.
Iranian poet and novelist Payam Feili tells PEN he was forced into exile in Turkey last after being held in a shipping container at an unknown location for 44 days.
The best literature for children both reflects and responds to changing social mores and realities.
PEN is calling for five journalists in Myanmar to be released immediately and unconditionally and for any charges against the another fifty journalists related to their peaceful protest to be dropped.