As part of our We Are Ready for Freedom of Expression campaign, PEN American Center will be delivering a petition to the Chinese Consulate in New York on April 30, 2008-- 100 days before the Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremonies-- requesting the release of our jailed colleagues and seeking an end to internet censorship and other restrictions on freedom of expression in China...More information here, and also in these earlier posts about the campaign.
If you have not already done so, please take a moment right now to sign this petition: www.pen.org/chinapetition
Your efforts will make a difference. Since the launch of this campaign on December 10, 2007, four writers and journalists have been released from Chinese prisons.
Sign the China petition
Amitava Kumar has posted Francine Prose's letter to PEN members concerning the China campaign over on his blog: