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February 5, 16

Around 90 members of the Russian PEN Center, together with historians belonging to the Free Historical Society and Russian academics, have called on the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation to halt its abuse of power against NGOs deemed to...Read More  »

February 4, 16

The decision by Zimbabwe’s Constitutional Court to rule that criminal defamation laws are invalid and unconstitutional is a positive development that should be replicated across the continent, PEN said today. Read More  »

February 2, 16

A long jail term and brutal flogging sentence handed down by Saudi Arabia today to Ashraf Fayadh extends the injustice against the esteemed poet. Read More  »

February 1, 16

An Egyptian poet, Fatima Naoot has published 19 books to date, including seven poetry collections, nine translated anthologies from English into Arabic, and three books in literature criticism. In October, Naoot criticized Eid Al-Adha's tradition...Read More  »

February 1, 16

Shawkan is a journalist and photographer who often depicts daily cultural life and produces street portraits. He is a contributor to publications such as Time Magazine, Die Zeit, BILD, Media Group, and online photo agency, Demotix. Various human...Read More  »

February 1, 16

Alaa Abd El Fattah is an Egyptian activist, software developer, and blogger. After being sentenced to a month of jail in absentia, he received a five years sentence in February 2015, which he is now serving. Read More  »

January 29, 16

As we wrap up an informative week with our visiting delegation of writers from Russia, the Russian writers who remain on PEN's case list serve as a sobering reminder that there is still much work to be done. Read More  »

January 29, 16

PEN's Free Expression Digest brings you a daily curated round-up of the most important free expression-related stories from around the web. Subscribe here.Read More  »

January 28, 16

PEN's Free Expression Digest brings you a daily curated round-up of the most important free expression-Read More  »

January 27, 16

South Carolina lawmaker explains bill to register SC journalists, Saudi blogger Badawi moved to solitary confinement, Hunger striking journalist clings to life. Read More  »