Upon his release, Muharrem Erbey thanked all PEN members who sent letters and postcards. "Those messages were tremendously important to me; they were what kept me going."
Over 62 days, PEN analyzed the use of metaphors in surveillance news coverage. We found that there is rich thematic diversity in the types of metaphors that are used, but there is also a failure of imagination in using literature to describe... more »
PEN is deeply concerned about allegations by Edward Snowden that human rights organizations have been directly targeted by U.S. and UK spy agencies’ surveillance programs.
On April 9, 2014, PEN joined 30 organizations in calling for the release of Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja, who was sentenced to life in prison three years ago by a military court as part of a group of human rights activists and political leaders known as... more »
PEN mourns the death from cancer of blogger Dinh Dang Dinh on April 3, 2014.