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Russia: Killing of Journalist Must Not Go Unpunished

Russia: Killing of Journalist Must Not Go Unpunished

By | June 1, 2017 at 5:21 pm

The Russian authorities must ensure a prompt, independent and effective investigation into the killing of chief editor Dmitry Popkov.

Posted in: News

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

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

Keeping Score: World Cup 2014

Keeping Score: World Cup 2014

By | June 13, 2014 at 12:53 pm

PEN highlights the cases of writers in several countries participating in the World Cup: Brazil, Cameroon, Colombia, Ecuador, England, Honduras, Iran, Ivory Coast, Mexico, Nigeria, Russia, and the United States.

Posted in: Campaigns

From the Archives: A Tribute to Anna Politkovskaya

From the Archives: A Tribute to Anna Politkovskaya

By | February 26, 2014 at 2:49 pm

Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya was murdered on Oct. 7 2006. Alan Cumyn reflects on her role in Russia and her enduring voice in the world.

Posted in: Archives

Canadian Writers Call on Russia to Repeal Laws that Choke Freedom of Expression

Canadian Writers Call on Russia to Repeal Laws that Choke Freedom of Expression

By | February 6, 2014 at 12:59 pm

International writers, including more than 50 Canadian writers, signed on to an open letter calling for Russian authorities to repeal anti-free speech laws.

Posted in: Campaigns

The Next Generation of Russian Literature

The Next Generation of Russian Literature

By | January 24, 2014 at 1:10 pm

Despite restrictive laws, contemporary Russian literature is thriving. Literary editor Natasha Perovalooks at some of the writers emerging in the post-censorship literary landscape. This post is part of our Out in the Cold campaign for the Sochi Olympics.

Posted in: Blog

Sochi Winter Olympics 2014 Campaign: Out in the Cold

Sochi Winter Olympics 2014 Campaign: Out in the Cold

By | January 24, 2014 at 1:10 pm

During the Sochi Olympics, PEN Canada will be campaigning against the restrictions placed on free expression in Russia since President Vladimir Putin returned to office in May 2012.

Posted in: Campaigns

Poems for Pussy Riot: Here, my love, listen.

Poems for Pussy Riot: Here, my love, listen.

By | January 24, 2014 at 1:09 pm

Karen Connelly’s tribute to the formerly imprisoned members of the punk band collective Pussy Riot. This post is part of our Out in the Cold campaign for the Sochi Olympics.

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Pussy Riot Members Granted Amnesty

Pussy Riot Members Granted Amnesty

By | January 3, 2014 at 12:58 pm

Pussy Riot members Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alekhina’s release renews PEN’s call to repeal Russia’s anti-free expression laws.

Posted in: News

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