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January 23, 2015

Karl Ove Knausgård delivered this year's keynote address at the 14th Oxfam Novib/ PEN-International Awards for Freedom of Expression, in which he championed courageous writers from around the world who "write what must not be written."

January 22, 2015

The Syrian Sanctions Regulations violate federal law and the First Amendment, severely restricting the ability of American publishers to publish works by Syrian academics.

January 20, 2015

Today’s revelations that the UK's Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) ‘harvested’ correspondence between journalists and editors at news organisations such as the BBC, the Guardian, the New York Times, and the Washington Post, are a clear... more »

January 16, 2015

The deterioration of press freedom has accelerated over the past year in Hong Kong, coinciding with a period of rising political tension, according to a new report released by PEN American Center today. Threatened Harbor: Encroachments on Press... more »

January 14, 2015

After several days in Beijing, a delegation from PEN arrived safely in Hong Kong this last night.