Calendar of Events
Azerbaijan: End Intimidation of Journalists
New charges against an Azeri reporter accentuate a troubling pattern of journalist intimidation in Azerbaijan.
Eritrea: Writers Released After Six Years of Arbitrary Detention
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.
American Publishers and Authors to OFAC: Permit U.S. Publication of Books and Articles From Syria
The Syrian Sanctions Regulations violate federal law and the First Amendment, severely restricting the ability of American publishers to publish works by Syrian academics.
Threatened Harbor: Encroachments on Press Freedom in Hong Kong
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,...
Saudi Arabia: Halt Flogging of Raef Badawi
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.