Calendar of Events
Where Assassins are Emboldened and Thoughts are Imprisoned
The ghastly murder of blogger Avijit Roy in Dhaka reveals just how dangerous it has become for writers to express themselves freely in Bangladesh. An essay by Salil Tripathi.
Upholding of Net Neutrality Affirms Free Expression
FCC ruling ensures that internet service providers will not be able to discriminate against content providers because of the nature of their work.
Announcing the 2015 PEN World Voices Festival
The 11th annual Festival introduces a new curatorial approach—focusing on the contemporary literary culture of the African continent & its diaspora. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie co-curates.
Conviction of 81-year-old Chinese Publisher an Attempt to Suppress China's History
Tie published a small-circulation, not-for-profit journal that collected the memoirs of individuals who had been persecuted for criticizing the Communist Party in the 1950s.
BY Bryan Hurt
But I was not a destroyer of worlds. Not really. I had destroyed one world, singular, and it was just a very small one. I hadn’t even meant to create it.