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Advocacy News

August 27, 2015

Bahraini prisoner of conscience Dr Abduljalil al-Singace today hits a milestone 160 days of hunger strike as rights organisations appeal for his freedom. Forty-one international NGOs today released an urgent appeal addressed to the Government of... more »

August 26, 2015

PEN American Center condemns the senseless killings of reporter Alison Parker and photojournalist Adam Ward of Virginia’s WDBJ7 news station, who were shot to death this morning during a live broadcast.

August 26, 2015

Khadija Ismayilova's trial continued today in Azerbaijan as Judge Ramella Allahverdiyeva overturned defense motions for judicial investigation of spurious charges. Ismayilova is expected to give her statement when the trial resumes on August 31st.... more »

August 25, 2015

Get ready, book lovers! PEN is excited to be a Programming Partner for the Tenth Annual Brooklyn Book Festival on Sunday, September 20. Over 40 PEN Members are participating in a variety of talks, readings, and special events throughout the day. We... more »

August 21, 2015

A new website featuring articles, essays, fiction, and films by both established and new LGBTQI artists and writers, as well as information and campaign resources about the violence too often used to silence these same voices.