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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  »

July 10, 14

As Argentina and Germany go head-to-head this weekend, visitors to Brazil are more likely to hear racist chants the popular Brazilian 'baile funk'. Read More  »

July 10, 14

In a setback for Myanmar's move toward democracy, one editor and four journalists were sentenced to 10 years in prison for reporting on the alleged government seizure of land to construct a weapons factory. Read More  »

July 10, 14

Beijing is trying to intimidate and isolate Ilham Tohti’s supporters. These paranoid security measures are in inverse proportion to the solidity of the case against him. Read More  »