May 22 marks one year since the military coup led by now-Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-ocha, who seized power from Prime Minster Yingluck Shinawatra. Since the coup, rights to free expression and speech have been widely and scathingly... more »
In an unexpected move on May 21, Angolan authorities dropped criminal charges against one of the country’s most prominent journalists, Rafael Marques de Morais.
More than 150 writers from around the world, including Margaret Atwood, Amitav Ghosh, Karl Ove Knausgaard, Yann Martel, Salman Rushdie and Colm Tóibín have condemned the murders of Ananta Bijoy Das (or Dash), Washiqur Rahman Babu and Avijit Roy,... more »
PEN Launches Anti-Censorship Campaign as BookExpo America
The cancellation of a series of plays about artistic censorship by a New York performance space on the grounds that it might be would be offensive to Muslims could mark a troubling victory for censorship.