Topic: PEN American Center
According to a PEN American Center and FDR Group survey, 33 percent of US writers have avoided certain topics in phone conversations or e-mail or have considered doing so and 27 percent have censored their ideas on topics to write or speak about.
A 2008 surveillance law allows the US government to detect and track the messages of would-be foreign terrorists. Critics say it is overly broad, but on Tuesday the Supreme Court blocked a challenge to it.
Ethiopia conviction of journalist Eskinder Nega for covering planned protests sparks international condemnation. US Sen. Patrick Leahy suggests cutback in aid to Ethiopia.
After giving the Nobel Peace Prize to President Obama last year, the Norwegian Peace Prize Committee may opt for a more conventional winner this Friday.
10/07/2010 02:59 pm
Congress should pass Resolution 151 to speak out on behalf of arrested dissident Liu Xiaobo.
10/01/2009 01:00 am
From China to Syria, repressive nations are cracking down hard on digital dissidents.
02/24/2009 12:00 am