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PEN American Center

April 23, 15

In the latest onslaught on free expression, the government of Turkey made international headlines this month when it again went head-to-head with internet sites Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, and Google over the issue of censorship. Read More  »

April 23, 15

In general, the March 24 ruling should be considered a victory. But this victory remains marred by the fact that limits on content are obscured due to an ongoing lack of transparency. Read More  »

April 20, 15

“If we can continue to reject the thinking that is imposed on us and believe that human dignity is not for sale, then we are the winners, and they, our jailers both inside and outside prison, are the losers.” Read More  »

April 15, 15

April 15, 2015 Thomas Bach President International Olympic Committee   Dear President Bach,Read More  »

April 13, 15

"I felt myself slipping into a deeper depression while there. I felt cut off from the world and that my faculties were compromised by excessive medication." Read More  »

April 11, 15

PEN American Center expressed outrage at the harassment and confinement in a mental institution of South African psychologist and novelist Zainub Priya Dala (ZP Dala) exacted in reprisal for her comments in appreciation of the writing of former PEN...Read More  »

April 9, 15

Political cartoonist Zunar was charged with a record nine counts of sedition last week—one for each tweet he posted. Read More  »

April 9, 15

On April 2 2015, Nabeel Rajab, President of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights (BCHR) was arrested at his home in Beni Jamra, Manama, Bahrain. Read More  »

April 6, 15

Modeled on a series of events first organized by the ACLU and PEN American Center, the “Something to Hide” program counters the oft-heard slogan that “if you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear.” Read More  »