Amid global retrenchment on human rights and fundamental freedoms—tightening authoritarianism in Russia, China and elsewhere; democratic retreat in Eastern Europe, Latin America and Africa; and new threats in established democracies in North America and Western Europe—brave individuals who speak out, challenge tyranny, and make the intellectual case for freedom are on the front lines of the battle to keep societies open, defend the truth and resist repression. PEN America’s Writers and Intellectuals Under Threat project will shine a light on the courageous writers around the world who face grave repercussions for exercising their right to free expression. By elevating, spotlighting, empowering and offering a measure of protection, PEN America will help tip the scales in favor of those defending freedom. Ultimately, the world’s ability to reverse current trends toward autocracy will depend upon courageous individuals willing to stand up, and capable of galvanizing others. By recognizing such individuals PEN America hopes to do our part to strengthen the bulwark that intellectualism, reason, humanity, and bravery offer as the best defense against authoritarianism.
An annual report will provide a well-documented, credible resource for those carrying out research, advocacy, and assistance to writers and intellectuals at risk, elucidating the scope of repression, the forms it takes, and important trends, as well as successes in resisting efforts to silence these essential voices. The report will be made possible through the creation of a first-of-its-kind database covering the cases of numerous writers at risk. The release of each report will be accompanied by a public launch event and a media campaign to publicize the findings to a broad audience and highlight individual cases of particular note. By highlighting individuals at the forefront of this struggle, PEN America will enable a range of stakeholders to more effectively address and counter this resurgent threat.
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