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CHINA: Crackdown on dissident writers continues

Wednesday, 20 December 2006, 2:42 pm | International PEN

The United Nations International Human Rights Day falls every year on 10 December. This year, International PEN is marking the day with an action to protest the large numbers of writers and journalists detained in the People's Republic of China (P.R.C). More >>

Writers in Prison Committee Newsletter

Tuesday, 24 October 2006, 12:56 am | International PEN

PEN members mourn Anna Politkovskaya ** Congratulations to Orhan Pamuk on Nobel Prize for Literature** PEN Observes Trial of Elif Shafak in Turkey ** PEN Raises Concerns on China at the United Nations Council on Human Rights ** Freedom of Expression Theme ... More >>

Net, Exile Writers, War Zones Journos Top Concens

Tuesday, 21 June 2005, 9:33 am | International PEN

Internet Writers, Journalists in War Zones, Writers in Exile Top Concerns at 71st World Congress of International PEN More >>

71st World Congress of Writers Opens in Bled

Friday, 17 June 2005, 9:56 am | International PEN

Bled, Slovenia, June 14, 2005: Forty years after an International PEN Congress in Bled opened a dialogue between writers separated by the Iron Curtain, the world organization of writers has once again gathered in Bled to reach across cultural and political ... More >>

PEN/Barbara Goldsmith Freedom to Write Awards

Thursday, 7 April 2005, 10:59 am | International PEN

Jailed Saudi author, murdered Gambian newspaper publisher to receive 2005 PEN/Barbara Goldsmith Freedom to Write Awards More >>

PEN Details Writers In Prison And Killed

Friday, 1 October 2004, 12:58 am | International PEN

"Freedom of speech is a source of power. If used constructively, it is amazing what speech can do. It can fight corruption, free political prisoners, and make oppressive regimes crumble." More >>

Writers in Prisons Recount Oppression

Tuesday, 1 June 2004, 8:42 am | International PEN

Statement from the 5th Biennial Conference of the Writers in Prison Committee of International PEN Barcelona, 21 May 2004 More >>

Iranian and Vietnamese writers receive PEN award

Wednesday, 21 April 2004, 8:29 am | International PEN

Iranian writer and Vietnamese Internet dissident to receive 2004 PEN/Barbara Goldsmith Freedom to Write Awards More >>

Release of Imprisoned Burmese Writers Called For

Thursday, 15 April 2004, 11:34 am | International PEN

Fourteen Nobel Literature Laureates are joining Vaclav Havel, former President of the Czech Republic and renowned playwright, and Jiri Grusa, acclaimed Czech writer and President of International PEN, to urge Senior General Than Shwe of the Burmese ... More >>