Where Assassins are Emboldened and Thoughts are Imprisoned
The ghastly murder of five writers in Bangladesh this year highlights the rapidly shrinking space for free expression in the country.
Khadija Ismayilova Conviction Upheld in Sham Proceedings in Azerbaijan
A court ruling upholding the conviction of acclaimed investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova in Azerbaijan this week marks another grim chapter in an orchestrated government quest to silence...
Announcing Winners of 2015 Prison Writing Contest
Over 1,500 stories, memoirs, poems, and plays were submitted by men and women serving time from nearly every state in the country to our annual Prison Writing Contest.
Secret Sources: Whistleblowers, National Security, and Free Expression
New PEN report demonstrates how U.S. laws governing federal whistleblowers provide little protection for intelligence employees and contractors.
Belarusian PEN Center: The Struggle for Writers' Independence
BY PEN America
Introducing our new series showcasing the work of the over 140 centers that form PEN International. This month we speak to the Belarusian PEN Center on free expression challenges and literary...
2013 Translation Fund Winners