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13 February 2014

A delegation  of writers from PEN’s global membership will arrive in Honduras tomorrow for the PEN Americas Summit,  to stand in solidarity with the newly established PEN Honduras Centre, highlighting concerns about  violations of freedom of expression and crimes against journalists in the country.

With at least 46 journalists killed since 2003 and a record of near total impunity for these attacks, Honduras is one the most dangerous countries in the world in which to practice journalism.

The PEN delegation, led by international president John Ralston Saul and including delegates from PEN Canada  and the University of Toronto Law Faculty (IHRP) will be in Tegucigalpa, to follow up on PEN’s journalist safety and freedom of expression concerns ahead of the UN’s review of Honduras’ human rights record in May and to find ways to address attacks on journalists.

A press conference will be held on Monday 16 February. For details please contact PEN International Communications and Campaigns manager, Sahar Halaimzai: Sahar.halaimzai@pen-international.org

Related:

PEN Americas Summit 2015
Resolution on Honduras, passed at Congress Bishkek 2014
Honduras: New PEN Centre to campaign against persistent impunity for attacks on journalists 

 

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