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PEN International celebrates literature and promotes freedom of expression. Founded in 1921, our global community of writers now spans more than 100 countries. Our campaigns, events, publications and programmes aim to connect writers and readers wherever they are in the world. PEN International is a non-political organisation and holds special consultative status at the United Nations.


‘In a world where independent voices are increasingly stifled, PEN is not a luxury, it’s a necessity.’
Margaret Atwood, PEN Vice President.

 

 

‘When another writer in another house is not free, no writer is free. This, indeed, is the spirit that informs the solidarity felt by PEN, by writers all over the world.’
Orhan Pamuk, Nobel Prize Laureate, Arthur Miller Freedom to Write Lecture at the PEN World Voices Festival, 2006.

 

In time of division between countries, PEN International is one of the rare institutions to keep a bridge constantly open.’
Mario Vargas Llosa, Former PEN International President and Nobel Laureate.

 

 

‘My respect for this organization [PEN] has no borders and among the organizations that help writers, PEN has been so fierce, so consistent and ferocious in its efforts that is difficult to ignore their worldwide fame and their impact.’
Toni Morrison, 2008 PEN/Borders Literary Service Award.

 

 


15/01/2016 The Guardian Jung Chang presents PEN awards – while winners remain in prison or barred from travel
15/01/2016 The New York Times Turkish Academics Detained for Signing Declaration
15/01/2016 The Washington Post Turkish academics detained for signing declaration
15/01/2015 ABC News Turkish Academics Detained for Signing Declaration
15/01/2016 Business Insider 12 Turkish academics detained for signing declaration
15/01/2016 NBC Turkish academics detained for signing declaration
15/01/2016 The Daily Mail Turkish academics detained for signing declaration
14/01/2016 ArabLit Egyptian Writer Omar Hazek Prevented from Traveling to Receive Freedom of Expression Award
14/01/2016 The Bookseller Worldwide reading held for poet sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia
13/01/2016 Deutsche Welle Jailed Palestinian poet in Saudi Arabia gets global support from fellow writers
11/01/2016 The Bookseller Authors and publishers urge US to help missing booksellers
07/01/2016 The Guardian Charlie Hebdo anniversary: free-speech groups unite in defence of ‘right to offend’
07/01/2016 Poynter Today in France, front pages look back on Charlie Hebdo
07/01/2016 The Bookseller Bookshop chain pulls controversial titles linked to missing Hong Kong publishers
17/12/2015 Bianet English PEN Report Analyses Anti-terror, Online Censorship, Judiciary Relationship
16/12/2015 VICE News Freedom of Speech Is Still Deteriorating Drastically in Turkey
16/12/2015 BBC PEN’den Türkiye’ye internet eleştirisi
16/12/2013 Radikal “Türkiye’de ifade özgürlüğü sorunu kronik, sistematik ve evrim geçiriyor
16/12/2015 P24 PEN: ‘Dramatic’ decline in social media freedoms in Turkey
09/12/2015 Melville House PEN urges Chinese government to free dissident poets Liu Xiaobo and Liu Xia
09/12/2015 ActuaLitté Le Nobel Liu Xiaobo et son épouse Liu Xia toujours sous le joug chinois
08/12/2015 New Republic The Nobel Prize-winning Chinese poet Liu Xiaobo has been in jail for seven years
08/12/2015 The Guardian Authors urge China to release Nobel prize winner on seventh anniversary of his arrest
01/12/2015 RT Intentional Ann Harrison talks to RT International on Turkish journalists’ arrest
30/11/2015 Le Monde diplomatique Time to Speak out
30/11/2015 WTVR Outrage over death sentence for Saudi poet Ashraf Fayadh
30/11/2015 CNN Outrage over Saudi death sentence for poet on blasphemy charges
28/11/2015 Actualitté Quand l’Arabie saoudite veut mettre à mort Ashraf Fayad, poète
27/11/2015 El Telégrafo El poeta palestino Ashraf Fayadh enfrenta una pena de muerte por renunciar al islam
27/11/2015 The Guardian Fellow poets protest Saudi death sentence facing Ashraf Fayadh
27/11/2015 News Week Leading Figures in the Art World Support Palestinian Artist Sentenced to Death for Apostasy
26/11/2015 El Mundo Salvad a Asharf Fayadh
20/11/2015 Big News Network Saudi Arabia sentences poet to death
15/11/2015  Deutsche Welle PEN International: Kampf für die Meinungsfreiheit am “Tag des inhaftierten Schriftstellers”
14/11/2015 The Guardian Day of the Imprisoned Writer: Behrouz Bouchani – detained on Manus Island
13/11/2015 The Independent Modi visit: writers protest poor freedom of expression in India
13/11/2015 The Indian Express Ahead of PM Modi’s UK visit, 200 writers urge David Cameron to help ‘safeguard freedom of expression in India’
12/11/2015 The Hindu Business Modi arrives in UK on maiden visit
12/11/2015 New India Express Raise India’s Growing Intolerance with Modi: Writers to Cameron
12/11/2015 The Asian Age Authors urge David Cameron to raise India’s ‘climate of fear’ with Narendra Modi 
12/11/2015 Business Reporter David Cameron welcomes ‘historic opportunity’ ahead of UK-India talks
12/11/2015 Times of India Authors urge Cameron to raise India’s ‘climate of fear’ with Modi
12/11/2015 Daily Mail Authors urge Cameron raise India’s climate fear
12/11/2015 Mashable UK Authors call on David Cameron to bring up free speech during Indian PM’s visit
12/11/2015 NDTV Writers Urge David Cameron to Raise India’s ‘Climate of Fear’ With PM Modi
12/11/2015 The Hindu Intellectuals, writers call on Cameron to raise rights issue with Modi
12/11/2015 Belfast Telegraph David Cameron pledges ‘modern, dynamic partnership’ with India
12/11/2015 The times of India Intolerance issue follows Narendra Modi to UK, via 200 authors
12/11/2015 News Nation Modi in UK: In a letter to Cameron, 200 writers voice concern on ‘Intolerant India
12/11/2015 The New York Times Pomp, Protests Greet India’s Premier Modi on Lavish UK Visit
12/11/2015 Ajazeera  UK: Modi arrives for business deals – and protests
12/11/2015 Zee News Press Modi on India’s growing intolerance: authors to Cameron
12/11/2015 Metro #ModiNotWelcome: Here’s why Brits are not happy about the Indian PM being in the UK
12/11/2015 Channel 4 Modi visit: praise and protest as Indian PM arrives in UK
12/11/2015 The Express Tribune Authors urge Cameron to raise India’s ‘climate of fear’ with Modi
12/11/2015 The Quint Writers appeal to UK PM to discuss intolerance in India with Modi
12/11/2015 The Economic Times Raise India’s growing intolerance with Modi: Writers to David Cameron
12/11/2015 Arab News Authors urge Cameron to raise India’s ‘climate of fear’ with Modi
12/11/2015 The Siasat Daily Raise India’s growing intolerance with Modi:writers to Cameron
12/11/2015 Business Standard Press Modi on India’s growing intolerance: authors to Cameron
12/11/2015 Bangalore Mirror Rushdie and others will ask Cameron to raise the intolerance issue during his talk with Modi
12/11/2015 Punjab Star News Writers urge David Cameron to raise India’s growing intolerance with Modi
12/11/2015 International Business Times Rushdie, UK writers urge British PM to raise intolerance issue with PM Modi
12/11/2015 The Outlook Magazine Modi on India’s Growing Intolerance: Authors to Cameron
12/11/2015 AFP Authors urge Cameron to raise India’s ‘climate of fear’ with Modi
12/11/2015 Independent Narendra Modi visit: More than 200 writers sign petition urging David Cameron to discuss freedom of speech with Indian PM
12/11/2015 ABC News Pomp, Protests Greet India’s Premier Modi on Lavish UK Visit
12/11/2015 Hindustan Times Ceremonies, protests greet PM Modi as he arrives on 3-day UK visit
12/11/2015 Hindustan Times Raise intolerance with Modi, writers including Rushdie urge Cameron
12/11/2015 The Huffington Post 200 Writers Urge British PM David Cameron To Speak To PM Modi About Intolerance In India
12/11/2015 The Guardian Narendra Modi visit: authors call for David Cameron to address free speech
12/11/2015 Scroll Discuss intolerance with Modi, British PM Cameron is urged by Rushdie, McEwan and 100 other writers
12/11/2015 The Tribune Raise India’s growing intolerance with Modi: Writers to Cameron
12/11/2015 New Indian express Press Modi on India’s Growing Intolerance: Authors to Cameron
12/11/2015 India.com Narendra Modi in UK: Over 200 writers including Salman Rushdie urge David Cameron to discuss intolerance issue with PM
11/11/2015 The Telegraph Indian prime minister hints that Britain should stay in EU because it is a gateway to Europe
11/11/2015 BBC News Writers urge David Cameron to challenge Indian PM over freedom of speech
04/11/2015 HuffPost Live Islamists Murder Secular Publisher In Bangladesh
03/11/2015 The Guardian Moscow library of Ukrainian literature raided by ‘anti-extremist’ police
03/11/2015 The Guardian Ubud writers festival debates massacre ‘that we’re not supposed to talk about’
30/10/2015 VICE NEWS #FreeRasool: International News Editors Express Concern Over Turkish ‘Climate of Intimidation
28/10/2015 Detik Hot 60 Penulis Kecam Pembatalan Isu 1965 di Ubud Writers and Readers Festival 2015
28/10/2015 The Guardian Indonesia’s 1965 genocide: writers rebel as authorities cancel festival events
28/10/2015 Proceso Rememoran a Regina Martínez en el libro “Escribe contra la impunidad
28/10/2015 ProMosaik Indonesia: End interference with literary festival over ‘year of living dangerously’ sessions 
26/10/2015 Kerala PEN International stands in solidarity with Indian writers
26/10/2015 Inside PEN International stands in solidarity with Indian writers
26/10/2015 The Statesman PEN International supports Indian writers
26/10/2015 Toronto News PEN International supports Indian writers
26/10/2015 The Asia News PEN International stands in solidarity with Indian writers
26/10/2015 News United PEN International supports indian authors’ protest against ‘rising Intolerance’
26/10/2015 Kannada Prabha ಪ್ರಶಸ್ತಿ ಹಿಂತಿರುಗಿಸಿದ ಸಾಹಿತಿಗಳಿಗೆ ಬೆಂಬಲ ಸೂಚಿಸಿ ಪೆನ್ ಅಂತರಾಷ್ಟ್ರೀಯ ವೇದಿಕೆ
26/10/2015 South Asian Media  PEN International stands in solidarity with Indian writers
26/10/2015 Indo Pulse Rising cases of intolerance: Writers hold silent protest march to Sahitya Akademi office
26/10/2015 The Asia News PEN International stands in solidarity with Indian writers
26/10/2015 Web India 123 PEN International expresses solidarity with protesting Indian authors
26/10/2015 United News of India PEN International expresses solidarity with protesting Indian authors
26/10/2015 The Brics Post PEN backs writers’ protest in India
26/10/2015 Niti General Nayantara’s stunt goes global thanks to Lutyens Media
26/10/2015 Outlook India Writers From 150 Countries Stand in Solidarity With Indian Writers
26/10/2015 The Economic Times Writers from 150 countries stand in support of Indian authors
26/10/2015 NDPV PEN International Stands in Solidarity With Indian Writers
26/10/2015 The Times of India PEN International stands in solidarity with Indian writers
26/10/2015 The Hindu PEN International stands in solidarity with Indian writers
26/10/2015 The Huffington Post Global Writers Community PEN International Urges Indian Government To Protect Artists
21/10/2015 Confidencial 99 latigazos por “insulto a la santidad”
17/10/2015 El Universal Jennifer Clement: “La violencia de género es una censura”
15/10/2015 The Guardian Major authors sponsor new group to support free expression
29/05/2015 Epoch Times Freedom of Speech in the World’s Largest Democracy Is Increasingly Elusive
28/05/2015 The Guardian Human rights groups condemn Nauru’s criminalisation of political protest
27/05/2015 Time Bangladesh Bans a Hard-Line Islamist Group Suspected of Killing Atheist Bloggers
27/05/2015 The Astana Times Kazakh Literature Needs English Translations, Says Kazakhstan PEN Club President
23/05/2015 Gulf Times Top authors urge Dhaka to halt blogger attacks
22/05/2015 Politico Magazine Where Atheism Can Get You Killed
22/05/2015 The Bookseller Atwood, Rushdie and Tóibín condemn Bangladesh blogger murders
22/05/2015 Prothom Alo 150 authors urge govt to halt blogger attacks
22/05/2015 Dawn Top authors urge Bangladesh govt to halt blogger attacks
22/05/2015 The Straits Times Top authors urge Bangladesh government to halt blogger attacks
22/05/2015 Business Standard Rushdie, Ghosh appeal to Bangla govt over bloggers’ killing
22/05/2015 The Hindu Rushdie: Punish killers of Bangladesh bloggers
22/05/2015 The Times Live Authors urge Bangladesh government to halt blogger attacks
22/05/2015 The Daily Star Top authors urge Bangladesh govt to halt blogger attacks
22/05/2015 Niti Central Bangladesh bloggers’ death: Rushdie, Ghosh want killers brought to justice
22/05/2015 DNA India Salman Rushdie, Amitav Ghosh appeal to Bangladesh govt over bloggers’ killing
22/05/2015 Dhaka Tribune World writers urge PM for justice
22/05/2015 The Economic Times, India Salman Rushdie, Amitav Ghosh appeal to Bangladesh government over bloggers’ killing
22/05/2015 Outlook, India Rushdie, Ghosh Appeal to B’desh Govt to Punish Bloggers’ Killers
22/05/2015 The Telegraph India, Calcutta Rushdie Bangla call
22/05/2015 The Express Tribune Top authors urge Bangladesh govt to halt blogger attacks
22/05/2015 Hindustan Times Bangladesh blogger murders: Rushdie, Ghosh urge justice
21/05/2015 The Guardian Bangladesh must act on these brutal attacks on bloggers
21/05/2015 Reuters Activists alarmed about Indian laws curbing free speech amid charity crackdown
21/05/2015 India Gazette Groups call on India to repeal laws threatening free expression, democracy
03/05/2015 OAS En el Día Mundial de la Libertad de Prensa…
03/05/2015 Jakarta Post View point: Let journalism thrive! Fighting the tyrants of information
03/05/2015 Diario 16 DÍA MUNDIAL DE LA LIBERTAD DE PRENSA 116 DÍAS DESPUÉS DE CHARLIE HEBDO
01/05/2015 The Guardian World Press Freedom Day: call to protect freedom of expression
01/05/2015 The Guardian Not in our name: World Press Freedom Day 116 days after Charlie Hebdo
29/04/2015 The Guardian Enoh Meyomesse, Cameroonian writer and activist, released from prison
18/04/2015 Buenos Aires Herald Int’l comeback for writers’ group
14/03/2015 The Guardian Writers demand greater protection for refugees in Europe
13/04/2015 DW 1,000 European authors stand up for refugees’ rights
24/02/2015 La Prensa Meza: “se trata de sembrar el terror”
24/02/2015 Censos Estado es responsable de la desaparición de los 43 normalistas: PEN Internacional
24/02/2015 Proceso “Falta voluntad política” a Peña para frenar ataques a periodistas: Pen Internacional
23/02/2015 La Prensa Granada se viste de poesía
23/02/2015 La Prensa Se inaugura fiesta de la poesía
23/02/2015 La Prensa Protesta contra Canal en Festival
23/02/2015 Tiempo Exigen la libertad de expresión por los periodistas mexicanos
23/02/2015 La Prensa “No hay libertad de expresión”
23/02/2015 La Prensa Secretos son la ruina del Canal
22/02/2015 El Universal Alzan la voz por los periodistas mexicanos asesinados
22/02/2015 La Jornada Poniatowska llama a actuar contra la impunidad; recibe Premio PEN
20/02/2015 Confidencial Pen Internacional: ¿Cuál es el estado de la libertad de prensa en Centroamérica?
20/02/2015 Sinembargo Gioconda Belli: “En Nicaragua han muerto el debate y la crítica”
20/02/2015 Aristegui Noticas Reportera de MVS, Poniatowska y Mastrogiovanni, obtienen Premio PEN México
20/02/2015 Confidencial PEN internacional organiza debate sobre concesión canalera “Rendición incondicional de Nicaragua”
19/02/2015 Adital Conferencia discutirá violencia contra periodistas y estrategias para combatirla en las Américas
17/02/2015 Sinembargo El PEN Club premia la defensa de los derechos humanos y el periodismo de investigación
16/02/2015 Gnomes PEN Americas Summit: PEN delegation in Honduras calls for greater protection for writers and launches award for investigative journalism
11/02/2015 Reforma Agendan discusiones sobre caso Ayotzinapa
11/02/2015 SinEmbargo Integrantes de PEN Internacional se reunirán en México
10/02/2015 El Diari Integrantes de PEN Internacional se reunirán en México
10/02/2015 Publimetro Integrantes de PEN Internacional se reunirán en México
10/02/2015 Rotativo Integrantes de PEN Internacional se reunirán en México
08/02/2015 Radio Formula Denuncian muerte de 32 periodistas en Honduras en últimos cuatro años
08/02/2015 UniRadio Noticas Denuncian muerte de 32 periodistas en Honduras en últimos cuatro años
01/02/2015 El Universal El PEN Colombia de escritores busca jóvenes talentos
31/01/2015 La Nacion Escribir en prisión: la literatura amenazada por la política
30/01/2015 Elnuevidiaro Todo listo para el Festival Internacional de Poesía
24/01/2015 Helsinki Times Press looks at future after “Charlie”
19/01/2015 Wales Online Charlie Hebdo attacks are a timely reminder of why we need the new Wales PEN Cymru
16/01/2015 Informed Comment ‘State of War’ & Surveillance won’t help Press Freedom after ‘Charlie’
15/01/2015 Global Issues Press Looks at Future After “Charlie”
15/01/2015 Inter Press Service Press Looks at Future After “Charlie”
08/01/2015 The National Liberty or Death?
14/01/2015 Iran Human Rights Leading Writers Association PEN International Condemns Sotoudeh’s Sentence and Calls for Action
14/01/2015 WAN IFRA Journalism After Charlie Hebdo
14/01/2015 Books Live PEN International Criticises Certain Heads of State for Double Standards on Charlie Hebdo
11/01/2015 Voxxi News editors hesitate to publish Charlie Hebdo’s cartoons
09/01/2015 Books Live PEN condemns savage attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo
07/01/2015 CNW PEN appalled by savage attack on Charlie Hebdo
08/01/2015 World News Report PEN appalled by savage attack on Charlie Hebdo
08/01/2015 Literary Festivals PEN condemns savage attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo
08/01/2015 Global Post To publish or not to publish Charlie Hebdo’s cartoons?
08/01/2015 Cambodia Times Free speech advocates condemn attack on Charlie Hebdo
07/01/2015 PRNewswire PEN appalled by savage attack on Charlie Hebdo
11/01/2015 The Media Line Turkey’s Anti-Democratic Crackdown on Media Intensifies
05/01/2015 Zaman NY Times: Erdoğan’ın karikatüre tahammülü yok
04/01/2015 Publico Presidente da Turquia não gosta de se ver desenhado em cartoons
03/01/2015 The New York Times Turkey’s President Traces a New Internal Threat: The Way He’s Drawn

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