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Image: colloud   In August, the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Immigration and Security (PJCIS) released its long-awaited report on the impact ...

The Journalist as Deterrent

The Journalist as Deterrent

The first thing to establish about Maria Ressa is that her accomplishments predate the rise of Rodrigo Duterte to the Philippine presidency. She ha...

Vietnamese-Australian activist Chau Van Kham Still Detained

Vietnamese-Australian activist Chau Van Kham Still Detained

 Chau Van Kham, image supplied by HRW via ABC   In January 2019, Vietnamese-Australian activist Chau Van Kham was arrested in Vietnam and sentence...

Human Rights Day, Dec 10 2020: Focus on China

Human Rights Day, Dec 10 2020: Focus on China

It has been ten years since the Nobel Committee awarded the Nobel Peace Prize to imprisoned literary critic and human rights activist Liu Xiaobo.  ...

Dr Kylie Moore-Gilbert Released from Prison in Iran

Dr Kylie Moore-Gilbert Released from Prison in Iran

Dr. Kylie Moore-Gilbert, the British-Australian academic imprisoned in Iran since 2018, has been released.  The University of Melbourne scholar w...

Watch Maria Ressa's Address for PEN Australia's Day of the Imprisoned Writer event

Watch Maria Ressa's Address for PEN Australia's Day of the Imprisoned Writer event

  PEN Centres around Australia partnered with the Wheeler Centre to present investigative journalist Maria Ressa as keynote speaker for the 2020 D...

Maria Ressa Announced for Day of Imprisoned Writer event

Maria Ressa Announced for Day of Imprisoned Writer event

  PEN Centres around Australia have partnered with the Wheeler Centre to present investigative journalist Maria Ressa as keynote speaker for the 2...

PEN Sydney calls for the release of three Iranian writers

PEN Sydney calls for the release of three Iranian writers

  PEN Sydney, Melbourne and Perth Statement On 4th October 2020, three members of the Iranian Writers Association (IWA) - Reza Khandan Mehabadi,...

Linguistic rights central to Indigenous prison reform

Linguistic rights central to Indigenous prison reform

In light of the protests sparked by the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, it is time to consider the role of freedom of expression in Australi...

PEN Sydney condemns 'cyber-libel' charges laid against Maria Ressa in Philippines

PEN Sydney condemns 'cyber-libel' charges laid against Maria Ressa in Philippines

The Australian Centres of PEN International condemn the charges recently brought in the Philippines against Maria Ressa and reporter Reynaldo Santo...

Our AGM and open mic night is coming up

Join our year in review and open mic night. All PEN Sydney members and friends are invited to join our AGM event this month that we'll host online ...

Three Iranian Writers face imprisonment

Three Iranian Writers face imprisonment

This conversation was organised by PEN Sydney, on behalf of the Australian PEN Centres in Melbourne and Perth. The discussion is between PEN Sydney...