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India: Scroll.in Journalists Under Scrutiny for COVID-19 Interview

India: Scroll.in Journalists Under Scrutiny for COVID-19 Interview

By | June 25, 2020 at 11:08 am

PEN International joins PEN Delhi in concerns over reports of a First Information Report (FIR) being lodged on 18 June 2020 against senior journalist Supriya Sharma, executive editor at Scroll.in, and its chief editor, Naresh Fernandes, who is not named in the FIR. Ms. Sharma recently wrote a series of articles about the impact of the nationwide lockdown […]

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India: PEN Delhi on the Importance of Press Freedom During Coronavirus

India: PEN Delhi on the Importance of Press Freedom During Coronavirus

By | April 7, 2020 at 11:57 am

Update – 2 April 2020 It is outrageous that India, the world’s most populous democracy, is restricting the free flow of information at a time of a great health crisis. These attacks on the media show that the government and its loud supporters want to control the narrative, and not the virus, which is the real threat […]

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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journalists to be less critical of authorities” and universities where a “climate of fear” has curbed student activism, rescinded invitations to controversial professors, andpurged textbooks that are deemed offensive.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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