Voices of Freedom event

On September 24 at 2:30 p.m. at the Hirut Jazz Club, the PEN Canada Writers in Exile group proudly presents an afternoon of inspired readings from emancipated voices. This event is the fourth ‘chapter’ of their “Voices of Freedom” reading series, this time with writers from Tunisia, Kurdistan-Sorani, Turkey, and Syria.

Take action to free María Cristina Garrido Rodríguez

To mark International Women’s Day 2023, PEN International features the case of Cuban poet and activist María Cristina Garrido Rodríguez, imprisoned since July 2021 for her criticism of the Cuban government, and for participating in the peaceful protests that saw thousands of Cubans taking to the streets around the country and demanding reforms. Take action today to free María Cristina Garrido Rodríguez.

Türkiye: Persisting crackdown on free expression

Türkiye: Persisting crackdown on free expression one month since devastating earthquakes March 6, 2023 – Today marks one month since devastating earthquakes struck Türkiye and Syria, resulting in the deaths …

CFE online event — Putin’s War Against Journalists

One year after Russian president Vladimir Putin launched his invasion and muzzled Russian media, what have we learned from the war against Ukraine and against journalists?  Join three Russian journalists who spoke at a CFE panel one year ago to see how they have refused to be silenced. How are Russia’s independent media fighting to expose the truth about the war? What are the challenges  as the war heads into its second year?

Arzu Yildiz—featured writer for FTRW 2023

Arzu Yildiz—featured writer for Freedom to Read Week 2023 The following extract is from The Street, an unpublished novel by Arzu Yildiz which is currently being translated from the original Turkish …

Take action for Nobel laureate Ales Bialiatski

Take Action for Nobel Laureate Ales Bialiatski on International Mother Language Day International Mother Language Day, held every year on February 21, is observed to promote linguistic and cultural diversity, and multilingualism. …