WiP Past Headlines

 Egypt: PEN International continues to call for release of blogger Alaa Abd El Fattah Iran serous concerns for the health of imprisoned fimmaker Keywand KarimiChina: PEN renews its calls to release all writers, journalists and publishersOn Day of the Imprisoned Writer PEN stands in solidarity with writers imprisoned for their workCambodia: Killing of Dr. Kem Ley is yet another attack on freedom of expressionTurkey: The threat to free expression in Turkey continues to escalate in the aftermath of the coupTurkey: Writer & human rights activist Asli Erdogan, held on terror chargesCambodia: Killing of Dr. Kem Ley is yet another attack on freedom of expressionTurkey: The threat to free expression in Turkey continues to escalate in the aftermath of the coup

Brazil: authorities must investigate killing of second online political journalist

Mexico: failure of protection mechanisms exposed by murder of third print journalist in Veracruz this year

Ukraine: Car bomb killing of journalist Pavel Sheremet appalling attack on freedom of expression

Turkey: Worrying signs of further erosion of freedom of expression after attempted coup

Turkey: PEN International joint recipient of the Turkish Journalists Association Press Freedom Prize

Turkey: Charges against five journalists must be dropped
Kyrgyzstan: Journalist Azimjon Askarov still in jail after Supreme Court orders retrial
Georgia: End prosecution of investigative journalist in connection with his work
Angola: Luanda Book Club Activists Conditionally Released
Vatican City: Journalists Emiliano Fittipaldi and Gianluigi Nuzzi Acquitted of Vatican Leaks Charges


PEN and International NGOs welcome European Parliament resolution on Bahrain
Registration for the 82nd PEN International Congress is open!


Turkey: Drop charges against journalists for their legitimate free expression work
Zambia: Closure of Independent Newspaper a Worrying Affront to Media Freedom
Mexico: Journalist and writer Héctor de Mauleón threatened for investigative reports
Ethiopia: Overturn blogger’s prison sentence
Joint Oral Statement on Turkey – arrest of Erol Önderoğlu, Ahmet Nesin and Sebnem Korur Fincancɪ
PEN International and PEN Eritrea: Statement submitted to Interactive dialogue on Eritrea
PEN International at the UN – Oral Statement on the Situation of Concern in Bangladesh
Honduras: PEN member faces imprisonment for student protests
United States: Journalist’s murder requires prompt investigation
Turkey: Özgür Gündem ‘Editors-in-Chief on Watch’ must be released
Honduras: Drop all charges against PEN member facing imprisonment for student protests
World Refugee Day: PEN Re-iterates its Call for Greater Protection for Refugees and Migrants
Call to action: 17 June – Day of action for Saudi Arabia
Bahrain: NGOs call for an end to reprisals against human rights defenders


Open Letter: Justice for Berta Cáceres


Iran: Kurdish journalist released on four-day furlough
Bahrain: Authorities must disclose the grounds for the arrest of human rights defender Nabeel Rajab
UN Human Rights Council: PEN leads coalition statement of concern on Turkey