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October 22, 14

For Mexicans today, it is hard to interpret the words around us. In the classified section, narco messages appear in the broken thumb language of text messaging. Read More  »

October 20, 14

A Yangon court has sentenced three journalists, an editor, and a publisher to two years in prison term under a law preventing “publishing statements that could cause public alarm.” Read More  »

October 20, 14

Iranian journalist and human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh has been barred from practicing law for three years, she told reporters in Tehran Sunday. This is the second time the rights activist has been denied her law license in Iran. Read More  »

October 9, 14

Twitter filed suit today against government surveillance on free speech grounds. But Twitter has some questions to answer of its own in Iran and beyond. Read More  »

October 7, 14

PEN Haiti president Jean-Euphèle Milcé reflects on the death of Haitian dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier. Read More  »

October 6, 14

As pro-democracy protests enter their third week in Hong Kong, Beijing’s efforts to suppress information on and support for the occupy movement have extended to PEN’s ranks as Independent Chinese PEN Center member Wang Zang was arrested on October...Read More  »

October 6, 14

Journalist and blogger Marzieh Rasouli has been imprisoned for two years for collaborating with the BBC. Meanwhile, Ghoncheh Ghavami has been detained without a lawyer for pressing for the right for women to enter sports stadiums. Read More  »

October 6, 14

On September 27, 2014, Jordanian-British Poet Amjad Nasser was denied permission to board a plane bound for New York, where he was to inaugurate the new Gallatin Global Writers Series at New York University. Read More  »

October 1, 14

PEN knows how the story about ending the open net goes: they're called banned books. Read More  »

September 23, 14

A writer, scholar, and leader in Uyghur PEN, Ilham Tohti founded Uyghur Online, a forum for dialogue between China’s Muslim Uyghur minority and majority Han populations. He was arrested in a violent raid on his home in January of this year and...Read More  »

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