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Pen America

HQ Country
United States
Office locations
United States
Where they work
China, India, Latin America and the Caribbean, Middle East & North Africa, Myanmar, Nigeria
Modality of engagement
(Civic) education, Advocacy and agenda setting, Research/analysis/knowledge production
Thematic area
Freedom of expression, Human rights, Media freedom

PEN America is the largest of the more than 100 centers worldwide that make up the PEN International network. PEN America works to ensure that people everywhere have the freedom to create literature, to convey information and ideas, to express their views, and to access the views, ideas, and literatures of others. Our strength is our membership—a nationwide community of thousands of novelists, journalists, nonfiction writers, editors, poets, essayists, playwrights, publishers, translators, agents, and other writing professionals, as well as devoted readers and supporters who join with them to carry out PEN America’s mission.