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Predators of press freedom

Predators of press freedom

A gallery of grim portraits, those of 37 heads of state or government who crack down massively on press freedom, has been compiled by Reporters Wi...

Five features social media companies can build now to fight online abuse

Five features social media companies can build now to fight online abuse

Writers and journalists increasingly rely on social media platforms to stay on top of news, find sources, engage with readers, and promote their wo...

Mark Isaacs: Final President's Report

Having served three years as President of PEN Sydney, I have decided to step down from my role to focus on my writing and my family. I’d like to th...

Translation of Arash Ganji’s interview for the Sydney PEN AGM 2021

Translation of Arash Ganji’s interview for the Sydney PEN AGM 2021

Arash Ganji is a writer, translator, and the secretary of the Iranian Writers’ Association (IWA) who has been unjustly sentenced to an 11-year pri...

Jimmy Lai, of Hong Kong’s Apple Daily, to receive press freedom award

Jimmy Lai, of Hong Kong’s Apple Daily, to  receive press freedom award

Jimmy Lai, the imprisoned founder of Hong Kong’s Next Digital media company and Apple Daily newspaper, will be honored with the 2021 Gwen Ifill Pre...

Imprisoned Iranian writers update

Imprisoned Iranian writers update

PEN Sydney calls on the newly elected President of Iran, Ibrahim Raisi, to free all members of the Iranian Writers’ Association (IWA) immediately...

PEN salutes Arnold Zable, winner of the 2021 Australia Council Award for Lifetime Achievement in Literature

PEN salutes Arnold Zable, winner of the 2021 Australia Council Award for Lifetime Achievement in Literature

Dr Arnold Zable, photographed by Peter Casamento   Arnold Zable, a long time member of PEN and former President of PEN Melbourne, has won this pre...

PEN Sydney Writer’s Refuge 

PEN Sydney invites applications for the 2021-22 Writer’s Refuge  Applications close at 11:59pm on Sunday, June 20, 2021  PEN Sydney is calling for ...

PEN International celebrates World Press Freedom Day 2021

On May 3, PEN International joins the global community in celebrating World Press Freedom Day. Proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 1993, this ...

Situation of Uyghur Writers in China

Situation of Uyghur Writers in China

  Image copyright Sulu.artco, used with permission of the owner Past – dark ages Uyghurs are the traditional land owners of East Turkistan (aka Xi...

No Excuse for Abuse

No Excuse for Abuse

"Online abuse—from violent threats and hateful slurs to sexual harassment, impersonation, and doxing—is a pervasive and growing problem. [...]  B...

On Press Freedom

On Press Freedom

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