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April 17, 15

Prominent journalist and activist Gao Yu's conviction today delivers another blow to free expression in China. Read More  »

April 15, 15

April 15, 2015 Thomas Bach President International Olympic Committee   Dear President Bach,Read More  »

April 13, 15

"I felt myself slipping into a deeper depression while there. I felt cut off from the world and that my faculties were compromised by excessive medication." Read More  »

April 11, 15

PEN American Center expressed outrage at the harassment and confinement in a mental institution of South African psychologist and novelist Zainub Priya Dala (ZP Dala) exacted in reprisal for her comments in appreciation of the writing of former PEN...Read More  »

April 9, 15

Political cartoonist Zunar was charged with a record nine counts of sedition last week—one for each tweet he posted. Read More  »

April 9, 15

On April 2 2015, Nabeel Rajab, President of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights (BCHR) was arrested at his home in Beni Jamra, Manama, Bahrain. Read More  »

April 6, 15

Modeled on a series of events first organized by the ACLU and PEN American Center, the “Something to Hide” program counters the oft-heard slogan that “if you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear.” Read More  »

March 26, 15

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. Read More  »

March 20, 15

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. Read More  »

March 17, 15

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. Read More  »

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