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January 16, 16

The deterioration of press freedom has accelerated over the past year in Hong Kong, coinciding with a period of rising political tension. A new PEN report documents targeted economic pressures, staff reshufflings, and cyber attacks against critical...Read More  »

February 27, 15

PEN American Center expressed shock and outrage at the premeditated murder of Russian opposition leader and former Deputy Prime Minister Boris Nemtsov on the eve of a march NemtsoRead More  »

February 27, 15

The ghastly murder of blogger Avijit Roy in Dhaka reveals just how dangerous it has become for writers to express themselves freely in Bangladesh. An essay by Salil Tripathi. Read More  »

February 27, 15

PEN is alarmed at the ongoing pattern of violence against writers and journalists in Bangladesh, who appear to be targeted with impunity solely for the peaceful expression of their views. Read More  »

February 25, 15

PEN calls on Egypt’s military authorities to release prominent blogger and political activist Alaa Abd El Fattah immediately and unconditionally. Read More  »

February 17, 15

The Malaysian government shows no sign of scaling back its sedition dragnet with the arrest of human rights lawyer Eric Paulsen over a tweet he posted on January 9, 2015. Read More  »

February 14, 15

PEN American Center condemns the attack on a free speech event in Copenhagen today in which at least one person was killed and many injured. Read More  »

February 13, 15

The PEN community is devastated today by the news of the murder of our friend and colleague, Lobsang Chokta in Delhi, India. Read More  »

January 26, 15

The news that six Eritrean writers and journalists have been unexpectedly released is a welcome step from a country with an atrocious record on freedom of expression. Read More  »

January 23, 15

Karl Ove Knausgård delivered this year's keynote address at the 14th Oxfam Novib/ PEN-International Awards for Freedom of Expression, in which he championed courageous writers from around the world who "write what must not be written." Read More  »