Bruguera was arrested in her home under pretenses of “pandemic contagion,” preventing her from attending a demonstration against the killing of Hansel Ernesto Hernández Galiano.
In a statement released today, PEN America CEO Suzanne Nossel condemned the unfounded arrest of a CNN crew covering protests in the city, calling the scene a “dystopian spectacle.”
PEN America released a five-point guide for writers and journalists after Iranians and Iranian-Americans reported increased scrutiny at US border crossings following the killing of Qasem Soleimani.
More than 260 leading writers, journalists, and artists signed a PEN America letter calling on the Indian government to reverse its decision to rescind a citizenship document for Aatish Taseer. Signatories include Margaret Atwood, Salman Rushdie, and Christiane Amanpour.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said in a series of tweets, “We believe political message reach should be earned, not bought.”
Mark Zuckerberg, when your platform has the ability to sway entire national elections, it’s time to take a stand.
PEN America has launched a comprehensive online resource that provides practical guidance for university administrators and students.
A PEN America report on book regulations in prisons reveals that incarcerated people are being denied access to literature on race and civil rights, among other topics.
“It is shocking that the American public largely must learn about the dangerous conditions at these detention centers not through reporters being able to cover the news, but through second-hand reports from lawyers and advocates granted access under a legal agreement with the U.S. border patrol,” the organization said.
After finding its literary archives inaccessible, PEN America launched a five-year project to digitize 1,500 hours of audio and video.
Some unique artist books are currently on view at Christie’s in New York.