Browsing Tag Eritrea

Eritrea: Authorities must clarify fate of Dawit Isaak and other journalists

Eritrea: Authorities must clarify fate of Dawit Isaak and other journalists

By | June 1, 2015 at 2:17 pm

June 2, 2015 marks 5,000 days since the Swedish-Eritrean writer and journalist Dawit Isaak and nine other Eritrean journalists were arrested on unknown charges in September 2001. After 5,000 days without charge or trial, their whereabouts is still unknown.

Posted in: Campaigns, News

Free Seyoum Tsehaye

Free Seyoum Tsehaye

By | April 21, 2015 at 12:26 pm

Following the forced closure of Eritrea’s independent press and the mass arrests of journalists and political dissidents in September 2001, PEN Canada adopted ten Eritrean writers as Honorary Members. Seyoum Tsehaye, a TV and radio journalist remains in prison, without charge or trial, to this day.

Posted in: Blog, News

On Eritrea’s Future

On Eritrea’s Future

By | April 16, 2015 at 11:27 am

On January 6, 2015, 6 Eritrean journalists were released on bail after being imprisoned in 2009, when the government conducted a raid on journalists. Brendan de Caires interviewed Eritrean journalist and member of the PEN Writers in Exile Committee Aaron Berhane about the release and the implications for the country’s future.

Posted in: Blog

From the Archives: Camilla Gibb reads to Dawit Isaac

From the Archives: Camilla Gibb reads to Dawit Isaac

By | January 22, 2014 at 10:33 am

In late 2011, ten years after the arrest of PEN Canada Honorary Member Dawit Isaac, five writers read letters to imprisoned Eritrean journalists. Camilla Gibb read her letter to Dawit Isaac on stage at Ryerson University. She will present a documentary on March 3, 2014, as part of our PEN Picks series in partnership with Hot Docs.

Posted in: Archives

Trafficking and Torture in the Sinai

Trafficking and Torture in the Sinai

By | September 16, 2013 at 10:19 am

On Thursday, September 19, 2013 Dan Connell will address Ryerson University’s International Issues Discussion (IID) series on political and human rights crises in Eritrea.

Posted in: Blog

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