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Advocacy News

January 12, 2017

PEN America stands in solidarity with Russian writers who share our ideals and those of the PEN Charter in strong defense of free expression and other human rights, and views with concern the recent actions that have led prominent members of PEN... more »

January 12, 2017

The Sport for Rights Coalition condemns the recent detention and torture of Azerbaijan's top political blogger, and calls on the Azerbaijani government to take concrete steps to hold the perpetrators accountable.

January 12, 2017

The world reacts to Trump's first press conference, Egypt jails head of journalist syndicate, and more.

January 11, 2017

President-elect Donald Trump’s criticism of journalists at his press conference today demonstrates utter contempt for the role of the media in an open democracy, PEN America said today.

January 11, 2017

Indian writer Salil Tripathi once said that free speech in India was threatened by “a combination of state passivity, antiquated laws, and the existence of ‘the right to feel offended’.” Writers and artists have been both dissidents and casualties... more »

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