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Indigenous Voices Rising

Indigenous Voices Rising

By | May 23, 2017 at 4:34 pm

This event celebrates the rise of indigenous storytelling and considers the challenges facing artists and writers who seek to remain both culturally relevant and commercially viable.

Posted in: Events

Russia: Free Oleg Sentsov

Russia: Free Oleg Sentsov

By | May 10, 2017 at 4:17 pm

May 10 marks three years since Ukrainian writer and filmmaker Oleg Sentsov was arrested and sentenced to 20 years in prison on terrorism charges.

Posted in: Campaigns

Turkey: Academics on Hunger Strike as Effects of Post-Coup Decrees Deepen

Turkey: Academics on Hunger Strike as Effects of Post-Coup Decrees Deepen

By | May 10, 2017 at 3:36 pm

Fears are growing for two Turkish academics whose health is deteriorating after more than 60 days on hunger strike.

Posted in: News

Yemen: Death Sentence Against Prominent Writer

Yemen: Death Sentence Against Prominent Writer

By | May 10, 2017 at 2:32 pm

A Houthi court has issued a death sentence to Yahya al-Jubaihi, a prominent Yemeni writer and journalist, after a grossly unfair trial.

Posted in: Campaigns

Letter to Eritrea: Is Dawit Isaak alive?

Letter to Eritrea: Is Dawit Isaak alive?

By | May 3, 2017 at 11:27 am

For World Press Freedom Day, PEN Canada was joined by thirty NGOs in asking the government of Eritrea to confirm the status of Dawit Isaak, the 2017 UNESCO Cano prize-winner.

Posted in: News

Maldives: Brutal Murder of Prominent Writer and Blogger

Maldives: Brutal Murder of Prominent Writer and Blogger

By | April 24, 2017 at 2:45 pm

The brutal murder of writer and blogger, Yameen Rasheed is a vicious attack on the right to freedom of expression in the Maldives.

Posted in: News

Russia: Protect Journalists Who Exposed Horrific Abuses Against Gay Men in Chechnya

Russia: Protect Journalists Who Exposed Horrific Abuses Against Gay Men in Chechnya

By | April 21, 2017 at 3:17 pm

The Russian authorities must promptly and impartially investigate the threats against Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta and its staff and protect journalists from violence.

Posted in: News

PEN Condemns the Attacks and Arrests Following the Referendum in Turkey

PEN Condemns the Attacks and Arrests Following the Referendum in Turkey

By | April 19, 2017 at 2:11 pm

PEN International is alarmed at reports of attacks and arrests emerging from Turkey directed at voters following the referendum held on April 16, 2017.

Posted in: News

Turkey Must Reinstate Fundamental Rights Following Constitutional Referendum

Turkey Must Reinstate Fundamental Rights Following Constitutional Referendum

By | April 18, 2017 at 10:40 am

The Turkish government and president should end its immense crackdown on freedom of expression and reverse the decision to extend the state of emergency for three more months.

Posted in: News

United Arab Emirates: Arbitrary Detention of Prominent Writer and Human Rights Defender

United Arab Emirates: Arbitrary Detention of Prominent Writer and Human Rights Defender

By | April 12, 2017 at 12:28 pm

PEN International is concerned about the ongoing arbitrary detention of Ahmed Mansour Al Shehhi, a well-known writer and human rights defender.

Posted in: Campaigns

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