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Reading Charlie Hebdo in Context

Mugambi Jouet | Posted 05.07.2015 | Politics
Mugambi Jouet

Whether one enjoys Charlie Hebdo's cartoons or finds them offensive, George Orwell's words seem to capture the heart of the matter: "If liberty means anything at all it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear."

Despite Protest And Security Risk, Charlie Hebdo Receives Prestigious PEN Award

Reuters | Ellen Wulfhorst and Sebastien Malo | Posted 05.06.2015 | Media

NEW YORK, May 5 (Reuters) - The French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, targeted in a deadly attack earlier this year by Islamist gunmen, was honored o...

Charlie Hebdo Deserves the PEN Award. Censorship Is Complicity.

Homero Aridjis | Posted 05.04.2015 | World
Homero Aridjis

As the object of repeated death threats during my PEN presidency, I can testify from personal experience that in times of violence, solidarity among writers is paramount.

Salman Rushdie Chastises Authors Protesting The Charlie Hebdo Tribute

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 04.27.2015 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — Salman Rushdie on Monday defended the PEN American Center's plans to honor the magazine Charlie Hebdo, saying the decision of six wr...

PEN Award Winners Announced

AP | Posted 10.14.2013 | Books

NEW YORK — Playwright Larry Kramer and sportswriter Frank Deford are among this year's winners of awards given by the PEN American Center, the l...

PEN Announces Awards Shortlists

Posted 07.11.2013 | Books

The shortlists for PEN American Center's literary awards have just been revealed, in various diverse areas of literature. “We are proud that PEN...