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Myanmar court rejects appeal by Reuters' Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo

Myanmar court rejects appeal by  Reuters' Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo

The Committee to Protect Journalists expressed deep disappointment on April 22 after the Myanmar Supreme Court upheld Reuters' journalists Wa Lone...

Fragile Minds: a Free Voices Lecture presented by Erik Jensen

Fragile Minds: a Free Voices Lecture presented by Erik Jensen

Journalism is at its second crossroads in two decades: not one of means, but of privilege. The loss of major revenues has made the press fragile, ...

When discriminatory, racist language is no longer seen as taboo by some Australians

When discriminatory, racist language is no longer seen as taboo by some Australians

(Image reproduced with permission from Ruby Jones @rubyalicerose) Following the Christchurch massacre, Sydney PEN decided to make available the fo...

Egypt: two writers conditionally released

PEN International welcomes the news that blogger Alaa Abd El Fattah and writer Hesham Gaafar have been released from prison in Egypt after several years behind bars for their peaceful expression.

How many journalists are jailed in China? Censorship means we don't know

How many journalists are jailed in China? Censorship means we don't know

Reporting on China's harassment of journalists has never been easy, reports Iris Hsu, China Correspondent for Committee to Project Journalists, on...

Medevac legislation passes through Parliament

Medevac legislation passes through Parliament

Senators and Members of Parliament have come together from across the political spectrum to vote through historic legislation allowing people deta...

One-fifth of Australian adults have limited literacy and numeracy

One-fifth of Australian adults have limited literacy and numeracy

Pallavi Singhal reports in the Sydney Morning Herald, February 15, 2019. Originally published in SMH. More than 20 per cent of Australian adults h...

Egypt expels New York Times correspondent, detains local journalist on false news charges

Originally published by CPJ in Washington, D.C., February 19, 2019 The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns yesterday's detention and expulsio...

Leading US advocacy groups seek accountability on murder of writer Jamal Khashoggi

Leading US advocacy groups seek accountability on murder of writer Jamal Khashoggi

This open letter appeared on PEN America's website. We, the undersigned non-governmental organizations, are deeply concerned about the lack of tran...

Kurdish asylum seeker wins Australia's richest literary prize

Kurdish asylum seeker wins Australia's richest literary prize

Writer Behrouz Boochani, who has been supported by Sydney PEN since he was incarcerated on Manus Island in 2013, has won the both the 2019 $25,000 ...

From fake news to enemy of the people: An anatomy of Trump's tweets

From fake news to enemy of the people: An anatomy of Trump's tweets

Stephanie Sugars, Committee to Protect Journalists, North America, reports on January 30, 2019. Since announcing his candidacy in the 2016 presiden...

Condemnation of conviction of human rights journalist Liu Feiyue in China

Condemnation of conviction of human rights journalist Liu Feiyue in China

Taipei, January 29, 2019 – The Suizhou Intermediate People's Court in Hubei province today sentenced Liu Feiyue, founder of the human rights news w...