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October 7, 15

October 8, 2015, marks five years since poet and artist Liu Xia was put under extralegal house arrest on the very day her husband, Liu Xiaobo, was named recipient of the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize. Read More  »

September 22, 15

While China’s president is engaging in dialogue with those who disagree with him on many issues, scores of dissidents will be languishing in the prisons that his government oversees for seeking to do nothing other than what he himself will be...Read More  »

September 21, 15

The Chinese translation of our letter to President Xi Jinping. Read More  »

September 18, 15

The Sport for Rights Coalition condemns the Azerbaijani authorities’ extensive pressure against the staff of independent online television station Meydan TV, as part of a wider unprecedented crackdown on free expression and independent media. Read More  »

September 17, 15

The imprisonment of writers and journalists damages China’s image abroad and undercuts its ambition to be a strong and respected partner on the world stage. Read More  »

September 14, 15

This past weekend marks one year since Ethiopian authorities conducted a sweeping arrest of a group of 6 young bloggers from the Zone 9 Collective and three other journalists. Read More  »

September 4, 15

New social studies textbooks being used in Texas public school classrooms this fall barely address racial segregation—nor do they mention Jim Crow laws throughout American history, or the existence of the Ku Klux Klan. Read More  »

September 3, 15

PEN warmly congratulates Syrian activist, journalist and winner of the 2014 PEN Pinter Prize for international writer of courage Mazen Darwish and his colleagues from the Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression (SCM) Hussein Gharir and...Read More  »

September 1, 15

"When I look within, I only see that thin man who miraculously withstood fifty lashes, while a group of people celebrated his pain, repeatedly chanting Allahu Akbar. All for the articles you’re about to read." Read More  »

September 1, 15

Our joint letter with Sport for Rights condemning the sentencing of Khadija Ismayilova to a staggering 7.5 years in jail. Read More  »