On December 4, the PEN American Center, with partners Google and The Atlantic, gathered five globally renowned authors representing different generations, geographies, and mediums to discuss the challenges and imperatives of protecting free speech in the digital age.
The Internet has helped writers and artists reach audiences like never before, but it also gives governments unprecedented power to surveil and target individuals. The group of experts discussed the surveillance and censorship they've faced, and the impact of the Web on freedom for artists everywhere.
Renewal Summit: Los Angeles
In L.A., a thriving metropolis that is home to a rich diversity of people from all walks of life, we’ll ask: what will it take to ensure quality of life and greater opportunity for all area residents?