Campaigns

Honduras: End judicial harassment of journalist Julio Alvarado 

Honduras: End judicial harassment of journalist Julio Alvarado 

By | December 4, 2014 at 2:43 pm

The Honduran authorities must stop their judicial harassment of journalist Julio Ernesto Alvarado, a founding member of PEN Honduras.

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Honduras: Appeal Journalism Ban on Julio Alvarado

Honduras: Appeal Journalism Ban on Julio Alvarado

By | October 28, 2014 at 2:25 pm

PEN International is urging its members and supporters to write to the Honduran authorities about the case of journalist, and founding member of PEN Honduras, Julio Ernesto Alvarado.

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PEN Honduras Appeals Founding Member’s Work Ban

PEN Honduras Appeals Founding Member’s Work Ban

By | October 22, 2014 at 2:09 pm

Julio Ernesto Alvarado, appeared with other journalists and PEN Honduras members before the Constitutional Section of the Supreme Court in a final attempt to fight the reinstatement of a 16-month ban on practising journalism.

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Founding Member of PEN Honduras Barred from Journalism

Founding Member of PEN Honduras Barred from Journalism

By | October 1, 2014 at 4:50 pm

On Oct. 1, 2014, PEN Honduras was formally welcomed as a PEN Centre. Sadly, this occasion was marred by news that a 16-month media ban was handed down to founding member Julio Ernesto Alvarado.

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TURKEY: Erol Özkoray Convicted of Criminal Defamation

TURKEY: Erol Özkoray Convicted of Criminal Defamation

By | October 1, 2014 at 4:42 pm

Turkish writer, journalist and publisher Erol Özkoray has been handed a suspended sentence of 11 months and 20 days in prison for defaming the current President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in a book about the 2013 Gezi Park protests.

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Life Sentence for Uighur Writer Ilham Tohti

Life Sentence for Uighur Writer Ilham Tohti

By | September 24, 2014 at 9:45 am

The Urumqi People’s Intermediate Court found Tohti guilty of “separatism” after a two-day trial that ended last week and sentenced him to life imprisonment and confiscation of all his property.

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HONDURAS: Three more journalists murdered in the space of a month

HONDURAS: Three more journalists murdered in the space of a month

By | September 11, 2014 at 9:28 am

PEN is shocked by the murders of journalists Herlyn Iván Espinal Martínez, Nery Francisco Soto Torres and Dagoberto Díaz Suárez, killed July 20, Aug. 14 and Aug. 23 respectively.

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TAJIKISTAN: Sodiqov Treason Investigation Extended

TAJIKISTAN: Sodiqov Treason Investigation Extended

By | September 4, 2014 at 1:40 pm

PEN believes that the charge against Alexander Sodiqov is politically motivated and calls for it to be dropped, and for the associated restrictions on his freedom of expression and movement to be lifted.

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Necessary and Proportionate Principles to End Mass Surveillance

Necessary and Proportionate Principles to End Mass Surveillance

By | September 1, 2014 at 9:38 am

In lead up to the first anniversary of the 13 Necessary and Proportionate Principles, PEN Canada joins a coalition of hundreds of organizations for a week of action against mass surveillance Sept. 15-19.

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Honduras must bring killers of journalist Juan Carlos Argeñal Medina to justice

Honduras must bring killers of journalist Juan Carlos Argeñal Medina to justice

By | August 11, 2014 at 2:27 pm

Eight months after the fatal shooting of TV journalist Juan Carlos Argeñal Medina, the murder remains unsolved with little progress in the official investigation.

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