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PEN American Center

November 21, 14

Last week a joint PEN America and PEN Myanmar delegation visited Washington for a series of high-profile meetings with officials from the White House, the State Department and Congress. We were informed during one of those meetings that free...Read More  »

November 21, 14

The ACLU of Missouri used PEN's report on press freedom in Ferguson in its motion for a preliminary injunction to prevent police from interfering with media documenting the protests. Read More  »

November 6, 14

“People are hungry to have and disseminate information after 50 years of dictatorship,” explained Ma Thida, President of PEN Myanmar. “They are longing for freedom.” Read More  »

October 28, 14

Julio Ernesto Alvarado is fighting the reinstatement of a 16-month ban on practicing journalism Read More  »

October 28, 14

Myanmar journalist Aung Naing was shot and buried by the military on October 4, allegedly as he tried to escape custody. Read More  »

October 27, 14

According to reports, Dang Xuan Dieu, has been held in solitary confinement, forced to sleep and eat next to his excrement, denied access to adequate food, clean drinking water, and regular showers, and subjected to humiliation and torture. Read More  »

October 27, 14

New report suggests press freedom violations during public protest are systemic, not isolated incidentsRead More  »

October 26, 14

PEN's documentation of 52 violations of freedom of the press during the Ferguson protests shows the abuse was not confined to a few outlying incidents, but a systemic problem. Read More  »

October 24, 14

PEN hails the release of Dieu Cay by the world's most notorious jailer of bloggers, but protests his forced exile. Read More  »

October 22, 14

For Mexicans today, it is hard to interpret the words around us. In the classified section, narco messages appear in the broken thumb language of text messaging. Read More  »