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November 23, 15

PEN is appalled at the news that Ashraf Fayadh, a poet, artist, curator, and member of British-Saudi art organisation Edge of Arabia, has been sentenced to death. Read More  »

November 17, 15

NSA whistleblower Thomas Drake, Jesselyn Radack of ExposeFacts' Whistleblower & Source Protection Program, journalist James Risen, and Susan Glasser of Politico debate the impact of the Obama administration’s aggressive pursuit of national...Read More  »

November 13, 15

PEN American Center honors the Day of the Imprisoned Writer on November 15 by featuring three cases from around the world that represent the dire situation imprisoned writers face. Read More  »

November 12, 15

The arrest of a poet on charges of insulting the president of Myanmar points to both the government’s low tolerance for satire as a form of creative expression and the overly broad wording of the 2013 Telecommunications Law and other statutes...Read More  »

November 10, 15

U.S. laws governing federal whistleblowers provide little protection for intelligence employees and contractors, even when challenging the constitutionality or ethics of a government action. Read More  »

October 31, 15

PEN American Center expresses outrage at a spate of religiously motivated attacks on October 31 that left a Bangladeshi publisher hacked to death and three others wounded in two separate attacks on publishing houses in Dhaka. Read More  »

October 30, 15

We the undersigned poets join with PEN American Center to appeal for the immediate nullification of the sentences given to poets Fatemeh Ekhtesari and Mehdi Mousavi. Read More  »

October 26, 15

The decision of Indonesian authorities to interfere with the programme of the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival, starting on Wednesday in Ubud is deeply shocking and should be overturned immediately, PEN International said today. The Indonesian...Read More  »

October 22, 15

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT.WATCH LIVE at newseum.org »Read More  »

October 21, 15

The Honduran government has yet again displayed a fundamental lack of respect for freedom of expression and for the authority of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), PEN International said today. Authorities denied journalist...Read More  »