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January 16, 16

The deterioration of press freedom has accelerated over the past year in Hong Kong, coinciding with a period of rising political tension. A new PEN report documents targeted economic pressures, staff reshufflings, and cyber attacks against critical...Read More  »

January 26, 15

The news that six Eritrean writers and journalists have been unexpectedly released is a welcome step from a country with an atrocious record on freedom of expression. Read More  »

January 23, 15

Karl Ove Knausgård delivered this year's keynote address at the 14th Oxfam Novib/ PEN-International Awards for Freedom of Expression, in which he championed courageous writers from around the world who "write what must not be written." Read More  »

January 22, 15

The Syrian Sanctions Regulations violate federal law and the First Amendment, severely restricting the ability of American publishers to publish works by Syrian academics. Read More  »

January 20, 15

Today’s revelations that the UK's Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) ‘harvested’ correspondence between journalists and editors at news organisations such as the BBC, the Guardian, the New York Times, and the Washington Post, are a clear...Read More  »

January 16, 15

The deterioration of press freedom has accelerated over the past year in Hong Kong, coinciding with a period of rising political tension, according to a new report released by PEN American Center today. Threatened Harbor: Encroachments on Press...Read More  »

January 14, 15

After several days in Beijing, a delegation from PEN arrived safely in Hong Kong this last night. Read More  »

January 13, 15

Is Hong Kong still a bastion of free expression in a region gripped by censorship? Read More  »

January 8, 15

PEN implores the U.S. government to redouble their efforts to prevent tomorrow's whipping of Raef Badawi, a blogger sentenced to 1,000 lashes. Read More  »

January 8, 15

Michael Jackson, the Vatican, Christianity, Islam, LGBT, and the U.S.—we chose Six Charlie Hebdo covers that celebrate the power of creative freedom and satire. Read More  »

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