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October 28, 14

Myanmar journalist Aung Naing was shot and buried by the military on October 4, allegedly as he tried to escape custody. Read More  »

October 26, 14

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. Read More  »

October 22, 14

For Mexicans today, it is hard to interpret the words around us. In the classified section, narco messages appear in the broken thumb language of text messaging. Read More  »

October 20, 14

A Yangon court has sentenced three journalists, an editor, and a publisher to two years in prison term under a law preventing “publishing statements that could cause public alarm.” Read More  »

October 20, 14

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 has been denied her law license in Iran. Read More  »

October 9, 14

Twitter filed suit today against government surveillance on free speech grounds. But Twitter has some questions to answer of its own in Iran and beyond. Read More  »

October 7, 14

PEN Haiti president Jean-Euphèle Milcé reflects on the death of Haitian dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier. Read More  »

October 6, 14

As pro-democracy protests enter their third week in Hong Kong, Beijing’s efforts to suppress information on and support for the occupy movement have extended to PEN’s ranks as Independent Chinese PEN Center member Wang Zang was arrested on October...Read More  »

October 6, 14

Journalist and blogger Marzieh Rasouli has been imprisoned for two years for collaborating with the BBC. Meanwhile, Ghoncheh Ghavami has been detained without a lawyer for pressing for the right for women to enter sports stadiums. Read More  »

October 6, 14

On September 27, 2014, Jordanian-British Poet Amjad Nasser was denied permission to board a plane bound for New York, where he was to inaugurate the new Gallatin Global Writers Series at New York University. Read More  »