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July 1, 15

The British government’s admission today that it spied on Amnesty International is a shocking example of how easily mass surveillance programs can be abused, and the grave threat these programs pose to the operations of all human rights organizatRead More  »

June 29, 15

A joint letter by National Coalition Against Censorship, PEN, and other organizations urges Crafton Hills College not to set a dangerous precedent by adopting a general warning or disclaimer for this or any other course, but to leave the question...Read More  »

June 29, 15

PEN American Center welcomes the release of Vietnamese blogger and human rights lawyer today, nine months before his schedule release. Read More  »

June 29, 15

News that a law which will restrict positive discourse around sexual orientation has been passed in a second reading by the Kyrgyzstan parliament is deeply disappointing, PEN International and Central Asian PEN said today. PEN called on the...Read More  »

June 29, 15

On 26 June, Meydan TV Director Emin Milli reported that he had received a threat from the Azerbaijani Minister of Youth and Sport, Azad Rahimov, in connection with his critical reporting on the European Games, which concluded on 28 June in Baku. Read More  »

June 26, 15

PEN American Center welcomes the exoneration of 22 people on contempt of court charges brought by Bangladesh’s International Crimes Tribunal No. 2 for the simple act of making a statement, but expresses concern at the unwarranted conviction of Dr....Read More  »

June 26, 15

U.S. rules in favor of same-sex marriage, record number of journalists jailed in Egypt, justice for journalist murdered in Colombia, and more Read More  »

June 25, 15

Felony charges announced late last week against the street artist Shepard Fairey, famed for creating the “Hope” poster during Obama’s first presidential campaign, are a disproportionate response Read More  »

June 23, 15

Reports, confirmed by the Investigatory Powers Tribunal, that the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), a British intelligence and surveillance agency, intercepted the communications of human rights groups in South Africa like Legal...Read More  »

June 19, 15

A Conversation with Two Ethiopian Writers in Exile: PEN International and its partners have seen a corresponding rise in requests for assistance from writers in exile or seeking to leave their countries. Such assistance can vary from short-term...Read More  »