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August 31, 15

English PEN, PEN American Center, PEN International and PEN Turkey are extremely concerned about the detention of four VICE News journalists in Turkey and call on the Turkish authorities for their immediate release. Read More  »

August 31, 15

"Yes, I might be in prison, but the work will continue," Khadija Ismayilova declared during her final statement today in the court case against her. Read it in full here. Read More  »

August 27, 15

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...Read More  »

August 26, 15

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. Read More  »

August 26, 15

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....Read More  »

August 21, 15

A verdict in the farcical trial of the investigative journalist is expected over the summer holidays to avoid increased scrutiny from international media and activists. Read More  »

August 20, 15

The cases of Ruben Espinosa, Gao Yu, and Sandeep Kothari demonstrate the worrying power of governments to crush freedom of expression. Methods of silencing journalists have moved beyond rigged judicial systems to extralegal harassment, attack, and...Read More  »

August 19, 15

Journalists Wesley Lowery and Ryan Reilly were working at a McDonald’s near the site of the Ferguson, Missouri, protests when police entered the restaurant and asked for their press credentials.Read More  »

August 17, 15

Sixteen international organisations have joined the Syrian Centre for Media and Freedom of Expression (SCM) in welcoming the release of its president Mazen Darwish and in calling for all charges against him and his colleagues to be dropped, as well...Read More  »

August 17, 15

Homero Arijdis, Chimamanda Adichie, Sandra Cisneros, and Neil Gaiman are among signatories to an open letter to President Peña Nieto with a clear message: end impunity in the murder of journalists and guarantee future protections for the media in...Read More  »

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