Calendar of Events
Press Freedom Under Fire in Ferguson
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.
Vietnamese Writer-Activist Tortured in Detention
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...
Top Places to Breastfeed
BY Sara Mumolo
Today I pumped in the Atlanta airport women’s restroom / At the sink while ppl walked past / And I wore one of those bras for hands free pumping / Which also meant I wore a tinge of shame I knew...
Iranian Human Rights Lawyer Silenced, Barred from Law
Iranian journalist and human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh has been barred from practicing law for three years, she told reporters in Tehran Sunday. This is the second time the rights activist...
The PEN Ten with Laila Lalami
BY PEN America
[W]riters have to write, even under threat. I think often of Tahar Djaout’s words: “If you speak, you die / If you are silent, you die / So speak and die.”