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Digital Freedom

In Ethiopia, Protecting Yourself Online Is A Crime

PEN American Center | Posted 09.21.2014 | World
PEN American Center

Six Ethiopian bloggers were formally charged with terrorism in Ethiopia's Lideta High Court last week, a move provoking deep concern for hackers and human rights activists in Ethiopia and around the world.

King, Obama and Surveillance Today

PEN American Center | Posted 03.21.2014 | Politics
PEN American Center

As we celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, it's worth remembering the actions by our own government to suppress his vision. His achievements despite abuses by American state power become all the more remarkable.

7 Mind-Blowing Articles on Digital Freedom

PEN American Center | Posted 03.01.2014 | Media
PEN American Center

Every day, it seems, new technological developments and scandals promise to dramatically change the human rights landscape. But sometimes it's good to take a step back and look at the bigger picture.

Half of All Writers-at-Risk Persecuted for Use of Digital Media

PEN American Center | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
PEN American Center

As digital technology expands, new tools have emerged that empower writers but also better enable repressive governments to target them. As of June 2013, 92 writers were in prison for their use of digital media, and another 51 on trial.

Growing Online Censorship Sparks Writers to Action

PEN American Center | Posted 12.08.2013 | Media
PEN American Center

Writers serve on the front lines of free expression in countries around the world, and new technologies have empowered them to respond creatively to events more quickly than ever before.