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PEN Report on India Reveals Culture of Stifling Dissent

PEN Report on India Reveals Culture of Stifling Dissent

By | September 19, 2016 at 8:32 am

An inefficient legal system and what amounts to unchecked abuse of vague and overbroad legislation have contributed to a chilling effect on free speech within India’s society and throughout its public sphere.

Posted in: News

Indian Writers Under Siege: A Roundtable

Indian Writers Under Siege: A Roundtable

By | March 3, 2016 at 4:08 pm

Hundreds of Indian writers, were sued, attacked, and murdered in 2015. Four writers talk about the future of literature and free speech in India.

Posted in: Blog

India: PEN Delhi Condemns the Attack on Journalists

India: PEN Delhi Condemns the Attack on Journalists

By | February 16, 2016 at 2:34 pm

PEN Canada joins PEN Delhi in condemning the attack on journalists reporting on Jawaharlal Nehru University’s student president.

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India’s Sahitya Akademi Breaks Silence on Murdered Writers

India’s Sahitya Akademi Breaks Silence on Murdered Writers

By | October 28, 2015 at 11:05 am

Sahitya Akademi condemns murders of Indian writers and urges authors who have returned awards or otherwise dissociated themselves to reconsider.

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World Writers Stand in Solidarity with Indian Writers and Artists

World Writers Stand in Solidarity with Indian Writers and Artists

By | October 17, 2015 at 9:00 am

PEN is standing in solidarity with Indian writers, who are protesting against the silencing of independent voices by the killing of writers and artists.

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India: Another Journalist Dies in Mysterious Circumstances

India: Another Journalist Dies in Mysterious Circumstances

By | July 10, 2015 at 4:21 pm

The death of another Indian journalist in mysterious circumstances is a worrying development, PEN International, PEN Canada, and PEN Delhi said today.

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India: Authorities must ensure swift and thorough investigation into murder of journalist

India: Authorities must ensure swift and thorough investigation into murder of journalist

By | June 23, 2015 at 7:38 am

PEN International, PEN Canada and PEN Delhi call on Indian authorities to conduct a thorough investigation into the murder of Sandeep Kothari and bring all perpetrators to justice.

Posted in: Campaigns

PEN calls on India to repeal laws that threaten free expression

PEN calls on India to repeal laws that threaten free expression

By | May 20, 2015 at 8:00 am

In a ground-breaking new report, PEN International, PEN Canada, and the International Human Rights Program (IHRP) at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, call on India to repeal overbroad and vaguely worded laws that enable censorship.

Posted in: Campaigns, News

India’s Free Speech Debate is Alive and Well

India’s Free Speech Debate is Alive and Well

By | April 6, 2015 at 9:51 am

The Supreme Court of India’s landmark decision on Tuesday signals a move towards greater protection of free expression in the world’s largest democracy. But there is still much to do.

Posted in: Blog

India: Lift Ban on BBC film and Release Anyone Held for Screening It

India: Lift Ban on BBC film and Release Anyone Held for Screening It

By | March 11, 2015 at 9:44 am

The banning of the BBC film India’s Daughter is yet another example of the chilling climate of censorship in India, PEN International said today, as it urged the government to lift the ban immediately and release anyone arrested as result of screening the film.

Posted in: Campaigns

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