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

 

 

Orhan‘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.

 


21/09/2016 The Caravan Pankaj Butalia’s “Textures Of Loss” And The Vague Law Of Sedition: An Excerpt From A 2016 PEN Report
21/09/2016 Live Mint Public debate under threat: PEN report
20/09/2016 The Nation Growing ‘culture of intolerance’ in India: Writers’ group
20/09/2016 Literary Review Crackdown in Turkey
20/09/2016 The Star Intolerance a growing issue in India, says writers’ group
19/09/2016 Scroll Abuse of the law has had a chilling effect on free speech in India, says global advocacy group PEN
19/09/2016 India Today India must amend colonial era laws used against dissent
19/09/2016 Hindustan Times India must overhaul legal system, culture of intolerance has taken root: Report
19/09/2016 Al Arabiya Growing ‘culture of intolerance’ in India
19/09/2016 Business Standard ‘India must amend colonial era laws used against dissent’
19/09/2016 International News Growing ´culture of intolerance´ in India: writers´ group
31/08/2016 La Vanguardia Turquía ordena detención 35 periodistas y cierra un canal de televisión prokurdo
27/08/2016 Milliyet Uluslararası PEN: Aslı Erdoğan’ın sağlık durumundan endişeliyiz
26/08/2016 The Guardian Turkish novelist jailed in ‘unacceptable’ conditions, say campaigners
26/08/2016 Publico Escritores apelam à libertação da romancista turca Asli Erdogan
25/08/2016 T24 Uluslararası PEN: Aslı Erdoğan’ın sağlık durumundan kaygılıyız, bir an önce bırakılmalı
25/08/2016 Libération Asli Erdogan, romancière emprisonnée en Turquie
23/08/2016 Le Figaro La romancière Asli Erdogan emprisonnée par la Sécurité turque
23/08/2016 Le Point Turquie: la romancière Asli Erdogan incarcérée
23/08/2016 Dagens Nyheter PEN:s arbete för yttrandefrihet i Turkiet fortsätter utan avbrott
20/08/2016 Rainews TURCHIA, CONVALIDATO L’ARRESTO DELLA SCRITTRICE ASLI ERDOGAN: ACCUSATA DI LEGAMI CON IL PKK
19/08/2016 Le Figaro Turquie: dix grands éditeurs se liguent contre la censure
19/08/2016 ActuaLitté Turquie : arrestation de l’auteure Asli Erdogan, “une chasse aux sorcières”
19/08/2016 Evrensel Gazetesi Avrupalı gazeteci örgütlerinden Özgür Gündem tepkisi
19/08/2016 Dziennik Polski Aslı Erdoğan niedawno szukała u nas schronienia, teraz jest aresztowana
19/08/2016 Polityka Aslı Erdogan – więzień Erdogana. Kim jest pisarka, która trafiła w Turcji do aresztu?
18/08/2016 The Bookseller Global publishing chiefs condemn closure of Turkish presses
16/08/2016 The Bookseller Six young writers longlisted for New Voices Award
03/08/2016 The Guardian Free speech groups condemn Turkey’s closure of 29 publishers after failed coup
01/08/2016 The World Post How An Iranian Rights Activist’s Hunger Strike Is Exposing The Nation’s Brutal Prison System
28/07/2016 Noticias MVS PEN International condena asesinato del periodista Pedro Tamayo en Veracruz
19/07/2016 BirGün Gazetesi PEN International: Erdoğan demokrasi çağrısı yaptığı medyayı kısıtlıyor
14/07/2016 IFEX Five Turkish journalists charged with “divulging state secrets”
30/06/2016 Hurriyet Daily News Court releases two campaigners arrested on terror charges after ‘editor-in-chief on duty’ campaign
22/06/2016 Hurriyet Daily News Journalists will not be compliant: Arrested RSF Turkey representative
10/07/2016 La Jornada Escritores y ONG llaman a dar recursos a la CIDH
09/06/2016 LA Times A $1-million shortfall is threatening help for human rights victims in the Americas
09/06/2016 El País Vargas Llosa, Elena Poniatowska o Margaret Atwood, con la CIDH
09/06/2016 La Jornada Escritores se suman a clamor por ayudar a la CIDH
09/06/2016 El Economista Piden reconsiderar apoyo financiero a CIDH
09/06/2016 Latin American Herald Tribune EN International, IFEX and 16 Renowned Writers Ask for Funds for IACHR
09/06/2016 Revista Emeequis Mario Vargas Llosa, Elena Poniatowska y organizaciones piden fondos urgentes para la CIDH
09/06/2016 El Universal Escritores, Pen Internacional e IFEX piden fondos urgentes para CIDH
09/06/2016 La Estrella de Panamá Periodistas y escritores piden ‘apoyo urgente’ para la CIDH
09/06/2016 Vanguardia Vargas Llosa, Poniatowska y PEN Internacional piden más fondos para CIDH
09/06/2016 Terra Grandes escritores, Pen Internacional e IFEX piden fondos urgentes para CIDH
09/06/2016 Aristegui Noticias “Cuestión de urgencia” el apoyo financiero adicional para la CIDH: PEN International (Carta)
09/06/2016 Proceso PEN Internacional y miembros de la IFEX urgen recursos para la CIDH
08/06/2016 The Bookseller Authors call for ‘urgent’ funding for human rights body
07/04/2016 The Wire International Outcry on ‘Impunity’ to Bangladeshi Bloggers’ Killers
07/04/2016 Independent German comedian Jan Böhmermann could face prison for ‘smear poem’ against Turkish President Erdogan
25/03/2016 News Max Journalists on Trial as Turkey Tightens Noose on Media
25/03/2016 Brown County Democrat Journalists on trial as Turkey tightens noose on media
25/03/2016 Greenwich Time Nobel laureates: Turkey must end crackdown on free speech
25/03/2016 Times Union Nobel laureates: Turkey must end crackdown on free speech
25/03/2016 Houston Chronical Nobel laureates: Turkey must end crackdown on free speech
25/03/2016 The Standard Turkey tightens noose on media, Nobel laureates decry climate of fear
25/03/2016 Times Argus Turkey tightens noose on freedom of the press
25/03/2016 Jurist Turkish court begins closed espionage trial of two journalists
25/03/2016 The New York Times Turkey Abruptly Closes Espionage Trial of 2 Journalists to Public
25/03/2016 San Francisco Chronical Nobel laureates: Turkey must end crackdown on free speech
25/03/2016 BBC Turkey Dündar ve Gül davası: Erdoğan ve MİT müdahil, davaya gizlilik kararı
24/03/2016 The Ledger Independent Journalists on trial as Turkey tightens noose on media
24/03/2016 Fremont Tribune Journalists on trial as Turkey tightens noose on media
24/03/2016 Daily Sun Journalists on trial as Turkey tightens noose on media
24/03/2016 Missoulian Journalists on trial as Turkey tightens noose on media
24/03/2016 Beliot Daily News Journalists on trial as Turkey tightens noose on media
24/03/2016 The Post Star Journalists on trial as Turkey tightens noose on media
24/03/2016 The Public Opinion Journalists on trial as Turkey tightens noose on media
24/03/2016 Journel Sentinel Journalists on trial as Turkey tightens noose on media
24/03/2016 New Zealand Herald Journalists on trial as Turkey tightens noose on media
24/03/2016 T C Palm Journalists on trial as Turkey tightens noose on media
24/03/2016 Koam TV Journalists on trial as Turkey tightens noose on media
24/03/2016 Fox News Journalists on trial as Turkey tightens noose on media
24/03/2016 ABC News Journalists on trial as Turkey tightens noose on media
24/03/2016 Boston Herald Journalists on trial as Turkey tightens noose on media
24/03/2016 Winona Daily News Journalists on trial as Turkey tightens noose on media
24/03/2016 Business Insider Journalists on trial as Turkey tightens noose on media
24/03/2016 San Antonio Express News Nobel laureates: Turkey must end crackdown on free speech
24/03/2016 Scroll More than 100 writers send letter to Turkish Prime Minister about journalists on espionage trial
24/03/2016 The Washington Post Nobel laureates: Turkey must end crackdown on free speech
24/03/2016 The Guardian Turkey’s climate of fear and censorship
24/03/2016 The Guardian 100 writers call for release of Turkish journalists on eve of espionage trial
02/03/2016 The Guardian PEN condemns increased fatwa bounty on Salman Rushdie
27/02/2016 Daily News Egypt PEN calls for immediate release of Nagy and ‘all detained writers and journalists’
26/02/2016 Today’s Zaman Global press bodies call for release of 30 jailed journalists in Turkey
26/02/2016 Times of India Turkish journalists released from jail in Istanbul
17/02/2016 Pothom Alo PEN expresses concern over lawsuits against Mahfuz Anam
17/02/2016 Dhaka Tribune PEN concerned over Mahfuz Anam cases
17/02/2015 The Daily Star PEN Int’l concerned at lawsuits against Mahfuz Anam
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
15/01/2016 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

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