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Our man in Cambodia

Our man in Cambodia

Australian film-maker James Ricketson has arrived back in Sydney following his deportation from Cambodia after being granted a royal pardon. Fellow documentary maker Curtis Levy visited Ricketson in the notorious prison where the veteran filmmaker was held along with 30 other political prisoners.

When trolls go to work

When trolls go to work

“How can technology companies effectively and transparently reduce abuse on their platforms?” What recourse do victims have when tech platforms remain unresponsive to their cries for help? How can publishers and newsrooms support their writers during episodes of harassment — including their freelancers? 

A threat to public media: A statement from PEN

A threat to public media: A statement from PEN

PEN Sydney is extremely concerned about threats to public media as a result of current developments specifically affecting the ABC. Write an email to your MP or Senator to defend the ABC against privatisation, and to maintain independence, for a free and democratic media in Australia.

Donald Trump is cornered and he knows it

Donald Trump is cornered and he knows it

By Anne Summers, an Australian writer based in the United States. Just over three weeks ago in New York I joined an avid and apprehensive au...

Little Bookroom founder championed the cause of quality reading for children

Little Bookroom founder championed  the cause of quality reading for children

[Image credit: Simon Schulter SMS] Albert Ullin OAM was the founder and longtime owner of The Little Bookroom, Australia's oldest specialist childr...

A report on the Wentworth forum on refugee and asylum policy

A report on the Wentworth forum on refugee and asylum policy

On Sunday 14 October, Pen committee members, Gil Appleton and Melissa Bruce attended a forum to discuss refugee and asylum policy which was organi...

"Let them speak"

"Let them speak"

A Myanmar court  sentenced two Reuters news agency reporters, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, to seven years each in prison for violating the Official Sec...

Pune police raid Hyderabad journalists' homes

Pune police raid Hyderabad journalists' homes

The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns police raids on the homes of Hyderabad-based journalists KV Kurmanath and Kranti Tekula, and calls on...

Truth to power: translating Behrouz Boochani’s masterpiece

Truth to power: translating  Behrouz Boochani’s masterpiece

Sydney academic Omid Tofighian writes about his role as translator of the book, No Friend but the Mountains: Writing From Manus Prison, by refugee...

White House moves to shut up CNN reporter for ‘inappropriate’ questions

White House moves to shut up CNN reporter for ‘inappropriate’ questions

Last month the White House press office  told CNN reporter Kaitlan Collins that she was not allowed to attend a event in the Rose Garden that was o...

Charges dropped against Malaysia's political cartoonist Zulkiflee Anwar Ulhaque

Charges dropped against Malaysia's political cartoonist Zulkiflee Anwar Ulhaque

New York, 31 July, 2018: A Kuala Lumpur court yesterday dropped nine sedition charges against Malaysia's political cartoonist Zulkiflee Anwar Ulhaq...

An Open Letter on Australian Media

An Open Letter on Australian Media

Sydney PEN International is extremely concerned about the future of Australia’s media landscape. The Coalition government's repeated attacks on the...