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PEN America’s innovative research and analysis explores the impact of government policy, public sentiment, and media consumption trends on free expression in countries around the globe. The resulting reports inform policy recommendations and public toolkits to help our members and supporters advocate for sustainable change.

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Writers at Risk Database

PEN America's Writers at Risk Database is a searchable catalog of the writers, journalists, artists, academics, and public intellectuals under threat around the world. More

Losing the News: The Decimation of Local News and the Search for Solutions

Losing the News

Losing the News Executive Summary Recommendations Read the Full Report Read the Case Studies What You Can Do Local News on the Brink As local news outlets are gutted and shuttered, reporters laid off, publication schedules… More

PEN America's Campus Free Speech Guide

Campus Free Speech Guide

The Campus Free Speech Guide provides guidance to students, faculty, and administrators with the aim of keeping campuses open to ideas and perspectives. More

Online Harassment Field Manual

Online Harassment

Online hate and harassment pose a growing threat to free expression. PEN America’s Online Harassment Field Manual and trainings equip writers, journalists, and all those active online with tools… More