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White House moves to shut up CNN reporter for ‘inappropriate’ questions

White House moves to shut up CNN reporter for ‘inappropriate’ questions

Last month the White House press office  told CNN reporter Kaitlan Collins that she was not allowed to attend a event in the Rose Garden that was o...
Charges dropped against Malaysia's political cartoonist Zulkiflee Anwar Ulhaque

Charges dropped against Malaysia's political cartoonist Zulkiflee Anwar Ulhaque

New York, 31 July, 2018: A Kuala Lumpur court yesterday dropped nine sedition charges against Malaysia's political cartoonist Zulkiflee Anwar Ulhaq...
An Open Letter on Australian Media

An Open Letter on Australian Media

Sydney PEN International is extremely concerned about the future of Australia’s media landscape. The Coalition government's repeated attacks on the...
Censorship, surveillance, and harassment: China cracks down on critics

Censorship, surveillance, and harassment: China cracks down on critics

Hours after the Chinese Communist Party proposed a constitutional change last month to lift presidential term limits, any words or phrases that remotely suggested President Xi Jingping was seeking a life term were blocked from social media. Censors targeted everything from Emperor Xi, The Emperor’s Dream, and Dream of Returning to the Great Qing, to Winnie the Pooh, a reference to Xi’s apparent resemblance to the cartoon character, the China Digital Times reported.

Projecting a rebellious voice that gives plenty of lip

Projecting a rebellious voice that gives plenty of lip

Award-winning novelist Melissa Lucashenko will deliver the next PEN Free Voices address on the Day of the Imprisoned Writer on November 15.

Silenced in ways that no-one hears your shouts and screams

Silenced in ways that no-one hears your shouts and screams

Behrouz Boochani, 35, is a Kurdish journalist, poet and film producer. On his second attempt to make a boat crossing from Indonesia to Australia he was intercepted, detained on Christmas Island and after one month was transferred to the Manus Island detention centre in August 2013 where he remains. This is his latest report from detention. 


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