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Pursuing Truth in Pune

Pursuing Truth in Pune

By | October 18, 2018 at 10:31 am

Released on the final day of PEN’s 84th annual congress, PEN’s report warns of “a rising tide of violence, impunity, extended pre-trial detentions, and surveillance” under the Modi government, of “punitive defamation laws [that] mute criticism”, nervous publishers who “have asked journalists to be less critical of authorities” and universities where a “climate of fear” has curbed student activism, rescinded invitations to controversial professors, andpurged textbooks that are deemed offensive.

Posted in: Blog, News

Screening: Velvet Revolution at Cinema Politica Concordia

Screening: Velvet Revolution at Cinema Politica Concordia

By | December 1, 2017 at 3:23 pm

Six women directors follow female journalists who courageously and tirelessly work in their field despite a myriad of threats and challenges.

Posted in: Events

India: Murder of Journalist is a Devastating Blow to Freedom of Expression

India: Murder of Journalist is a Devastating Blow to Freedom of Expression

By | September 6, 2017 at 1:02 pm

The murder of journalist, Gauri Lankesh, is a devastating blow to freedom of expression.

Posted in: News

India: Delhi Court Places Injunction on the Sale and Publication of a Book

India: Delhi Court Places Injunction on the Sale and Publication of a Book

By | August 17, 2017 at 4:18 pm

A Delhi court’s injunction on the publisher Juggernaut Books and the author Priyanka Pathak-Narain is deeply concerning.

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India: Harassment of Writer Must Cease

India: Harassment of Writer Must Cease

By | August 4, 2017 at 1:55 pm

Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar must be free to practice his craft of writing without fear of intimidation and harassment.

Posted in: News

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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