Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff signed the Marco Civil into law, a welcome victory in the battle for free expression and net freedom in South America's largest economy.
Each week leading up to the PEN Literary Gala and the conferrence of the 2014 PEN/Barbara Goldsmith Freedom to Write Award on May 5, PEN will feature the story of a previous winner who has made significant contributions and endured personal... more »
Upon his release, Muharrem Erbey thanked all PEN members who sent letters and postcards. "Those messages were tremendously important to me; they were what kept me going."
Over 62 days, PEN analyzed the use of metaphors in surveillance news coverage. We found that there is rich thematic diversity in the types of metaphors that are used, but there is also a failure of imagination in using literature to describe... more »
PEN is deeply concerned about allegations by Edward Snowden that human rights organizations have been directly targeted by U.S. and UK spy agencies’ surveillance programs.