The UN Human Rights Council’s decision to establish a new Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy is a welcome move towards greater protection of human rights in an era of dragnet government surveillance.
In a year bloodied by violent attacks on expression, PEN will honor Tom Stoppard, Charlie Hebdo, and Penguin Random House CEO Markus Dohle.
On 21 March 2015, while people across the globe celebrate World Poetry Day, PEN will be directing public attention to the imprisonment, murder, and general harassment of poets, writers, and journalists around the world.
Delegates from PEN Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Japan, Mexico, Nicaragua, the U.S. and Wales developed proposals for action which represent the beginnings of a new strategy for PEN International in the Americas.
Two managers and the owner of a Yangon pub were sentenced to two years in prison under Myanmar’s religion act, which criminalizes insults to religion.