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December 19, 2014

This week’s announcement that independent media will be invited to participate in a “press corps” that would be allowed access to the presidency and the right to cover public events involving the president and cabinet is a small step in opening... more »

December 19, 2014

Turkish sociologist, feminist, and writer Pınar Selek has been acquitted of all criminal charges for the fourth time in a series of trials lasting 16 years.

December 18, 2014

PEN American Center expresses its profound regret at Sony Pictures’ statement that The Interview will not be released on any platform as a result of threats made by unidentified sources. PEN urges Sony to reconsider their decision to withhold the... more »

December 14, 2014

PEN American Center condemns the arrests of Turkish journalists in police raids today that apparently targeted media and police officials accused of being aligned with political opponents of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

December 12, 2014

Efforts to compel journalist James Risen to reveal a confidential source(s) could cement the Obama Administration’s legacy as one of the most hostile to press freedom in U.S. history, according to a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder sent by... more »

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