We Read Banned Books
BY PEN America
Homosexual teens, a superhero clad in briefs, vampires and witches, bondage—this week is all about banned books here at PEN as we join librarians, booksellers, publishers, and writers to...
Egypt: Al-Jazeera pardon one step forward on the long road to press freedom
NEW YORK—The release from jail today of Al-Jazeera journalists Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed is a promising move for Egypt, but highlights the remaining hurdles to press freedom of a highly...
Dear President Xi: A Message from America's Writers
The imprisonment of writers and journalists damages China’s image abroad and undercuts its ambition to be a strong and respected partner on the world stage.
Conviction Won’t Silence Khadija Ismayilova
The conviction of investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova today is the latest in an effort to paint a thin veneer of legal legitimacy on a determined campaign by the Azerbaijan government to...
500+ writers to Mexican president: “End impunity in journalists’ murders”
Homero Arijdis, Chimamanda Adichie, Sandra Cisneros, and Neil Gaiman are among signatories to an open letter to President Peña Nieto with a clear message: end impunity in the murder of...
September 22, 2015
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