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PEN America: New Literary Award Honors the Spirit of Vladimir Nabokov

PEN America: New Literary Award Honors the Spirit of Vladimir Nabokov

By | August 17, 2016 at 12:49 pm

The revitalized PEN/Nabokov Award will bestow $50,000 to a writer born or residing outside the US for an outstanding body of work over a sustained career.

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Turkey: New Wave of Arrests Against Journalists Leave Renowned Author Aslı Erdoğan in Prison

Turkey: New Wave of Arrests Against Journalists Leave Renowned Author Aslı Erdoğan in Prison

By | August 17, 2016 at 12:13 pm

PEN International is concerned about the detention of renowned novelist, columnist and human rights activist Aslı Erdoğan.

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Mexico: Third Print Journalist Murdered in Veracruz This Year

Mexico: Third Print Journalist Murdered in Veracruz This Year

By | August 2, 2016 at 10:24 am

Authorities must strengthen programmes to safeguard the lives of at-risk journalists following the shocking murder of a journalist in Veracruz.

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Turkey: State of Emergency Must Not Trample Human Rights

Turkey: State of Emergency Must Not Trample Human Rights

By | August 2, 2016 at 9:33 am

PEN International calls on Turkey to safeguard freedom of expression, human rights during this period of emergency.

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Cambodia: Killing of Dr. Kem Ley Another Attack on Freedom of Expression

Cambodia: Killing of Dr. Kem Ley Another Attack on Freedom of Expression

By | August 1, 2016 at 9:48 am

The death of Dr. Kem Ley, a scholar, researcher and writer, is a disturbing development in the deteriorating climate for free speech in Cambodia.

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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.

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2016 Call for Nominations: PEN Canada/Ken Filkow Prize

2016 Call for Nominations: PEN Canada/Ken Filkow Prize

By | July 4, 2016 at 9:53 am

PEN Canada calls for nominations for the PEN Canada/Ken Filkow Prize, which recognizes champions of freedom of expression in Canada.

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The Attack on Freedom of Expression in Eritrea

The Attack on Freedom of Expression in Eritrea

By | June 22, 2016 at 1:54 pm

Testimony given by Aaron Berhane to the UN Human Rights Council on June 22, 2016, following the publication of a report by the Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in Eritrea.

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El Tumbador – A Green Prison Where Impunity Reigns

El Tumbador – A Green Prison Where Impunity Reigns

By | June 20, 2016 at 2:05 pm

This essay is the winning entry from the 2016 Escribir sin Miedo competition for investigative/public interest journalism in Honduras. The competition was established in 2015 as a joint initiative by PEN Canada and PEN Honduras.

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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.

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