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February 5, 16

Around 90 members of the Russian PEN Center, together with historians belonging to the Free Historical Society and Russian academics, have called on the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation to halt its abuse of power against NGOs deemed to...Read More  »

February 4, 16

The decision by Zimbabwe’s Constitutional Court to rule that criminal defamation laws are invalid and unconstitutional is a positive development that should be replicated across the continent, PEN said today. Read More  »

January 29, 16

As we wrap up an informative week with our visiting delegation of writers from Russia, the Russian writers who remain on PEN's case list serve as a sobering reminder that there is still much work to be done. Read More  »

January 22, 16

Joint letter on the problem of banishing books that are deemed controversial. Read More  »

January 21, 16

PEN International with other freedom of expression organizations submitted a third party intervention to the European Court of Human Rights in the case of Azerbaijani journalist Khadija Ismayilova on January 19, 2016. Read More  »

January 19, 16

The following is joint letter PEN has signed on to calling on the release of two jouranlists, Somaru Nag and Santosh Yadav, who have been unjustly detained in India. Read More  »

January 19, 16

In the United Kingdom, the Court of Appeal rules that Schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act 2000 is incompatible with the right to press freedom. Read More  »

January 16, 16

From January 25–29, PEN America will host a delegation of prominent Russian writers and publishers who are braving the currents of authoritarianism under President Vladimir Putin to stand up for free expression. Read More  »

January 15, 16

PEN calls for the immediate release of 12 academics in Turkey, arrested for signing a statement denouncing attacks on ‘Kurdish and other peoples’ and for investigations into 1,116 other academics to be dropped. Read More  »