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December 14, 2014

PEN American Center condemns the arrests of Turkish journalists in police...

December 12, 2014

Efforts to compel journalist James Risen to reveal a confidential source(s...

December 8, 2014

The Senate Intelligence Committee report on the use of torture by the CIA...

December 8, 2014

Seven of Tohti’s students were sentenced to three-to-eight years in prison...

December 5, 2014

Trumped up charges against Selek, a Turkish sociologist and feminist, of...

December 3, 2014

Philip Roth’s American Pastoral Top-Seller at $80,000. Underworld by Don...

November 21, 2014

International Community of Writers Stands...

November 10, 2014

Sixty-one of America’s greatest writers and fourteen world-renowned artists...

October 27, 2014

New report suggests press freedom violations...

PEN In the Media »

September 23, 2014

“It’s not just! It’s not just!” he yelled as police officers dragged him...

August 7, 2014

YANGON, Myanmar—With U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry expected to visit...

August 1, 2014

With yet another attempt to reform the National Security Agency up for...

July 31, 2014

The Beijing-based professor of economics is a moderate but determined...

July 31, 2014

China has indicted the outspoken Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti on charges of...

July 30, 2014

The poet Frank Bidart, the critic James Wolcott and the playwright David...

July 30, 2014

Poet Frank Bidart, cultural critic James Wolcott and playwright David Rabe...

July 30, 2014

James Wolcott, one of Vanity Fair’s most esteemed contributing editors, was...

July 30, 2014

The 2014 PEN Literary Awards were announced Wednesday, with playwright...

July 24, 2014

Dear Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.); Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (...

July 7, 2014

BEIJING — When Elliot Sperling, an American professor, landed here in...

June 25, 2014

BEIJING (AP) — Beijing on Wednesday blasted as farcical a U.S....