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PEN American Center

July 25, 14

PEN is proud to be part of the Stand Against Spying coalition, a new initiative that presents every single member of Congress’ voting record on surveillance in an easy to use report card format. Read More  »

July 25, 14

It wouldn’t be a weekly round-up without more shenanigans—this week from Russia, Thailand, Turkey, and of course, the NSA. Read More  »

July 24, 14

Edward Albee, Don DeLillo, John Green, Rachel Kushner, and twenty-five other leading American writers joined PEN American Center today in an open letter to the Senate leadership demanding National Security Administration reform on the premise that...Read More  »

July 22, 14

The seven members of the Zone 9 blogger collective, who sprung to international attention upon their arrest last April, stand accused of associating with outlawed political groups and of attending a digital security training, among other charges. Read More  »

July 21, 14

While Ethiopia, Myanmar, and the U.S struggle with serious challenges to free expression, the United Nations makes small steps forward by outlining new guidelines for surveillance programs worldwide. Read More  »

July 18, 14

Iranian poet and novelist Payam Feili tells PEN he was forced into exile in Turkey last after being held in a shipping container at an unknown location for 44 days. Read More  »

July 15, 14

Vargas was detained at an airport Border Control station as he prepared to board a flight from McAllen to Houston. Read More  »

July 15, 14

Our members have weighed in and it's clear that net neutrality is essential for research and for writers to reach audiences—especially when writing about critical or unpopular topics. Read More  »

July 14, 14

It seems no one is free from the tightening noose on free expression. This week in free expression news, the U.S. joins China, Myanmar, and Sri Lanka in threats to journalists and writers, while Turkey sees some improvement. Read More  »

July 11, 14

According to Enoh Meyomesse’s friends and family, the imprisoned poet and activist has once again been admitted to the prison hospital in the overcrowded Kondengui Central Prison in Yaoundé. Read More  »

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