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August 27, 15

Bahraini prisoner of conscience Dr Abduljalil al-Singace today hits a milestone 160 days of hunger strike as rights organisations appeal for his freedom. Forty-one international NGOs today released an urgent appeal addressed to the Government of...Read More  »

August 25, 15

Get ready, book lovers! PEN is excited to be a Programming Partner for the Tenth Annual Brooklyn Book Festival on Sunday, September 20. Over 40 PEN Members are participating in a variety of talks, readings, and special events throughout the day. We...Read More  »

August 21, 15

A verdict in the farcical trial of the investigative journalist is expected over the summer holidays to avoid increased scrutiny from international media and activists. Read More  »

August 20, 15

The cases of Ruben Espinosa, Gao Yu, and Sandeep Kothari demonstrate the worrying power of governments to crush freedom of expression. Methods of silencing journalists have moved beyond rigged judicial systems to extralegal harassment, attack, and...Read More  »

August 17, 15

Sixteen international organisations have joined the Syrian Centre for Media and Freedom of Expression (SCM) in welcoming the release of its president Mazen Darwish and in calling for all charges against him and his colleagues to be dropped, as well...Read More  »

August 15, 15

Salman Rushdie, Margaret Atwood, and Sandra Cisneros join Alma Guillermoprieto and more than 400 others writers in calling on President Nieto to investigate the brutal murders of journalists, like Ruben Espinosa, in Mexico. Read More  »

August 10, 15

Charges of trespassing and interfering with a police officer brought against Washington Post reporter Wesley Lowery and Huffington Post reporter Ryan Reilly in St. Louis County nearly a year after their arrests while covering protests in Ferguson,...Read More  »

August 7, 15

The events in Ferguson that started a year ago demonstrated the power of public protest and the importance of access to information. Read More  »

August 6, 15

The undersigned press freedom, media development and human rights organizations denounce the continued attacks on and threats to journalists, media workers and human rights defenders, most recently the serious incidents in which human rights...Read More  »

August 6, 15

We now write to express our deep concern about the health of imprisoned journalist Gao Yu, and to urge the Ministry of Public Security to immediately and unconditionally release her. We also wish to raise concerns about the access to medical care...Read More  »