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April 23, 14

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff signed the Marco Civil into law, a welcome victory in the battle for free expression and net freedom in South America's largest economy. Read More  »

April 18, 14

Each week leading up to the PEN Literary Gala and the conferrence of the 2014 PEN/Barbara Goldsmith Freedom to Write Award on May 5, PEN will feature the story of a previous winner who has made significant contributions and endured personal...Read More  »

April 14, 14

Upon his release, Muharrem Erbey thanked all PEN members who sent letters and postcards. "Those messages were tremendously important to me; they were what kept me going." Read More  »

April 10, 14

PEN is deeply concerned about allegations by Edward Snowden that human rights organizations have been directly targeted by U.S. and UK spy agencies’ surveillance programs. Read More  »

April 4, 14

Each week leading up to the PEN Literary Gala and the conference of the 2014 PEN/Barbara Goldsmith Freedom to Write Award on May 5, PEN will feature the story of a previous winner who has made significant contributions and endured personal...Read More  »

April 2, 14

Calling all PEN members and supporters!Read More  »

April 1, 14

Thursday, April 10, 2014, 7:00pmThe Plaza at Brooklyn Public Library  Read More  »

March 30, 14

Despite promises to improve its human rights record, the climate for freedom of expression in China has steadily declined.  Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and former IRead More  »

March 28, 14

Each week leading up to the PEN Literary Gala and the conferrence of the 2014 PEN/Barbara Goldsmith Freedom to Write Award on May 5, PEN will feature the story of a previous winner who has made significant contributions and endured personal...Read More  »

March 26, 14

PEN Nigeria warns the UN about encroachments on free expression and digital freedom, as the militant Islam group Boko Haram continued its war against books and the federal finance minister levied an unprecedented tax on important books. Read More  »

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