Banned Books Week 2020

Each year during Banned Books Week, Amnesty International draws attention to people around the world who have been imprisoned, threatened, or murdered because of what they wrote or published or because of their work in the publishing or media industries. In solidarity with the American Library Association (ALA) and organizations across the U.S. and around the world, Amnesty activists work to fight challenges to freedom of expression. For Banned Books Week 2020, we are highlighting seven of the many hundreds of cases worldwide where the freedom of writers and journalists are endangered. Banned Books Week 2020 is September 27 – October 3, join us!

Learn more about the history of Banned Books Week here.

Sign up now and pledge to take part in Banned Books Week 2020:    September 27 – October 3

Take Action Right Now!​

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Tools to Take Action Together

These resources will help you organize actions in your community and with people you know. If you take actions offline, please track your actions here by October 16.


The case information in the Banned Books Week archive has not been updated. For more information about any of the cases included here, contact [email protected].