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Articles by PEN America
A man (C) stands with a placard during a rally calling for reforms to the 2008 constitution in Naypyidaw, Burma, 31 March 2019, THET AUNG/AFP/Getty Images

20 expert organizations urge the government to guarantee freedom of expression in the Constitution.

A young man wears a 'Make Dartmouth Great Again' hat before President Donald Trump signs an executive order protecting freedom of speech on college campuses, at the White House in Washington, DC., 21 March 2019, Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

If the Executive Order is used to enlist federal agencies in the quest to suppress speech with which the Administration disagrees, federal agency heads and college administrators must mightily resist, including by going to court if necessary.

A newsstand set up by the Columbia Journalism Review, aiming to educate news consumers about the dangers of disinformation in the lead-up to the US midterm elections, in Manhattan, 30 October 2018, ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images

The Truth on the Ballot report offers a stark warning about the normalization of fraudulent news and disinformation as campaign tactics, sounding an alarm that such unsavory methods are becoming part of the toolbox of hotly contested modern campaigns.

Cuban artist Tania Bruguera poses in her home in Old Havana which she is remodeling to create an artist space, 14 June 2015, Noah Friedman-Rudovsky for The Washington Post via Getty Images

Art Under Pressure examines the government’s efforts to institutionalize and expand limits on creative expression by criminalizing unregistered artistic labor, authorizing censorship, and empowering a new class of state inspectors to regulate creative expression.

Traffic passes a large LED screen showing Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump during the USA-DPRK summit, in Hanoi, Vietnam, 28 February 2019, Carl Court/Getty Images

“It is deeply disturbing to see the President of the United States restrict journalists’ access in a retaliatory manner in front of a dictator who leads the most restrictive country on earth,” said PEN America Director Nora Benavidez.

A demonstration against China's mass detention of ethnic Uyghurs, outside the United Nations (UN) offices during China's Universal Periodic Review in Geneva, Switzerland, 6 November 2018, FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images

The UN is urged to investigate allegations that China is detaining up to one million Turkic Muslims.

More than 170 organizations from over 60 countries that make up the #KeepitOn Coalition reacted to a reported internet shutdown in Zimbabwe.

Nine international freedom of expression, press freedom, and professional journalists’ organisations condemn the lack of progress in the case of the investigative journalist.