May 3, 2023 — On World Press Freedom Day, PEN International mobilizes in support of Hong Kong media tycoon, Jimmy Lai. (London, UK) –To mark the 30th anniversary of World …
The court order to investigate nine elPeriódico journalists for alleged disinformation, sets a serious precedent for freedom of expression in Guatemala and is evidence of systematic persecution of the press by the authorities, PEN International said today.
On March 3, 2023, a court in Minsk sentenced writer, Nobel Peace Prize winner and PEN Belarus member Ales Bialiatski to 10 years in prison on trumped up charges of smuggling, and organizing and financing actions that grossly violate public order. Bialiatski was tried alongside two colleagues from the Viasna Human Rights Centre (Viasna)
On the Day of the Imprisoned Writer, PEN Canada board member El Jones writes to Tstitsti Dangarembga.
From 2 to 7 November, to mark PEN International’s PEN Protest/Day of the Dead Campaign and the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists.
Dawit Isaak and his colleagues are the longest detained journalists in the world today. September 23, 2022 will mark 21 years of detention. Their cases and causes are not only heartbreaking and egregiously unjust, but emblematic of the global assault on media freedom by authoritarian regimes, which continues to intensify under the cover of a global pandemic of impunity.
PEN International is deeply shocked and appalled to learn that former PEN America President and renowned writer, Salman Rushdie, was attacked today just before giving a lecture at the Chautauqua Institution in New York. We utterly condemn the attack and wish him a prompt and full recovery.
PEN International is alarmed by reports that writer and human rights defender, Teesta Setalvad, has been detained by the Indian authorities.
Deepa Rajagopalan writes to Dr. Mohammed Al-Roken for PEN’s Day of the Imprisoned Writer.
Yann Martel writes to Selahattin Demirtaş for the Day of Imprisoned Writer