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February 8, 2016

PEN is calling on the Israeli authorities to end the practice of administrative detention against journalists and other writers.

February 5, 2016

Around 90 members of the Russian PEN Center, together with historians belonging to the Free Historical Society and Russian academics, have called on the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation to halt its abuse of power against NGOs deemed to... more »

February 4, 2016

The decision by Zimbabwe’s Constitutional Court to rule that criminal defamation laws are invalid and unconstitutional is a positive development that should be replicated across the continent, PEN said today.

February 2, 2016

A long jail term and brutal flogging sentence handed down by Saudi Arabia today to Ashraf Fayadh extends the injustice against the esteemed poet.

January 29, 2016

As we wrap up an informative week with our visiting delegation of writers from Russia, the Russian writers who remain on PEN's case list serve as a sobering reminder that there is still much work to be done.