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June 29, 15

A joint letter by National Coalition Against Censorship, PEN, and other organizations urges Crafton Hills College not to set a dangerous precedent by adopting a general warning or disclaimer for this or any other course, but to leave the question...Read More  »

June 29, 15

News that a law which will restrict positive discourse around sexual orientation has been passed in a second reading by the Kyrgyzstan parliament is deeply disappointing, PEN International and Central Asian PEN said today. PEN called on the...Read More  »

June 29, 15

On 26 June, Meydan TV Director Emin Milli reported that he had received a threat from the Azerbaijani Minister of Youth and Sport, Azad Rahimov, in connection with his critical reporting on the European Games, which concluded on 28 June in Baku. Read More  »

June 29, 15

Eighteen months after its passage, Nigeria’s “anti-gay law” has sharply curbed freedom of expression, assembly, and association in Africa’s largest democracy. Read More  »

June 26, 15

PEN American Center welcomes the exoneration of 22 people on contempt of court charges brought by Bangladesh’s International Crimes Tribunal No. 2 for the simple act of making a statement, but expresses concern at the unwarranted conviction of Dr....Read More  »

June 23, 15

Reports, confirmed by the Investigatory Powers Tribunal, that the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), a British intelligence and surveillance agency, intercepted the communications of human rights groups in South Africa like Legal...Read More  »

June 23, 15

Police have arrested three men in connection with the murder of journalist Sandeep Kothari, who was kidnapped and burned to death in the state of Madya Pradesh. Read More  »

June 19, 15

A Conversation with Two Ethiopian Writers in Exile: PEN International and its partners have seen a corresponding rise in requests for assistance from writers in exile or seeking to leave their countries. Such assistance can vary from short-term...Read More  »

June 18, 15

PEN American Center expresses its grief and outrage at the act of terrorism perpetrated at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church on June 17, 2015. Read More  »

June 18, 15

PEN American Center is proud to be a signatory of this Sport for Rights letter to Lady Gaga asking that she appeal on behalf of the jailed journalists, like Khadija Ismayilova, and human rights defenders of Azerbaijan following her performance at...Read More  »

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