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Take Action: Dawit Isaak Remains Detained 15 Years On

Take Action: Dawit Isaak Remains Detained 15 Years On

By | September 23, 2016 at 11:46 am

Eritrean-Swedish journalist Dawit Isaak was arrested as part of the September 2001 crackdown on Eritrea’s independent press.

Posted in: Campaigns

PEN President Jennifer Clement on Turkey

PEN President Jennifer Clement on Turkey

By | September 20, 2016 at 3:01 pm

Over these past months we have watched as Turkey, a country with an extraordinary cultural heritage in all the arts, has once again become the largest prison for journalists in the world.

Posted in: Blog

Turkey: Protect Freedom of Expression During State of Emergency

Turkey: Protect Freedom of Expression During State of Emergency

By | July 28, 2016 at 9:19 am

PEN International calls on Turkish authorities to uphold freedom of expression during the state of emergency imposed after July’s attempted coup.

Posted in: News

World Refugee Day: PEN Calls for Greater Protection

World Refugee Day: PEN Calls for Greater Protection

By | June 20, 2016 at 10:12 am

As the world faces the worst refugee crisis since the end of World War II, it is clear that world’s system for protecting refugees is broken.

Posted in: News

PEN Canada Announces 2016 New Voices Award Nominee

PEN Canada Announces 2016 New Voices Award Nominee

By | June 6, 2016 at 3:51 pm

PEN Canada is proud to announce Toronto writer Laura Legge as the Canadian nominee for the 2016 PEN International New Voices Award competition.

Posted in: Blog

Bangladesh: Student Murdered as Violence Against Free Thinkers Continues

Bangladesh: Student Murdered as Violence Against Free Thinkers Continues

By | April 7, 2016 at 10:21 am

Law student Nazimuddin Samad was murdered in Sutrapur, Dhaka, on April 6, 2016.

Posted in: News

Free Turkey’s Imprisoned Writers

Free Turkey’s Imprisoned Writers

By | March 24, 2016 at 2:36 pm

An open letter to the Turkish Prime Minister, calling for all charges against Can Dündar and Erdem Gül to be dropped and an end to the crackdown against free expression in Turkey.

Posted in: News

Syria’s Voices: Mohammad Habeeb

Syria’s Voices: Mohammad Habeeb

By | March 23, 2016 at 2:57 pm

To mark five years since the start of the Syrian conflict, PEN International will be publishing a series of interviews with Syrian writers and journalists.

Posted in: Blog

Call for Submissions: New Voices Award 2016

Call for Submissions: New Voices Award 2016

By | March 22, 2016 at 4:27 pm

Young, unpublished writers can submit short stories, creative non-fiction, journalism, and poetry to our New Voices competition, with $1000 available in prize money.

Posted in: News

Syria’s Voices: Caught in the Crossfire of Conflict

Syria’s Voices: Caught in the Crossfire of Conflict

By | March 22, 2016 at 3:02 pm

To mark five years since the start of the Syrian conflict, PEN International is publishing interviews with Syrian writers and journalists in its Syria’s Voices series.

Posted in: Blog

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