Eskinder Nega Released from Unwarranted Detention In February we ran an article ( ) in support of Pen America regarding Eskinder Nega initial release. He was re-arrested shortly afterward. Here is the updated story from Pen America, New York:   Eskinder Nega, the 2012 PEN/Barbara GoldsmithContinue Reading

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate, the Norwegian Union of Journalists (NJ), in condemning the arrest on 2 February in Baghdad of Samir Obeid. The journalist, who is a dual Norwegian and Iraqi national, was arrested after accusing the Iraqi government ofContinue Reading

Hot off the Press dispatch from Pen America. The Ethiopian 2012 PEN/Barbara Goldsmith Freedom to Write Award Winner, Eskinder Nega  has finally been released from prison after close to seven years is outstanding news, said PEN America in a statement today. After a week ofContinue Reading

 Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo In an announcement this morning, PEN America, based in New York, published a press release detailing the decision to honor imprisoned Myanmar reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo.  Both were arrested on December 12, 2017, while investigating violenceContinue Reading