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Leaked Evin Prison CCTV footage shows brutality

Leaked Evin Prison CCTV footage shows brutality

PEN Sydney again expresses its grave concern for the safety of three members of The Iranian Writers Association (IWA) and all other political pris...

Charting the Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on free expression in Asia

By Ross HolderAsia/Pacific Program Coordinator, PEN International Around the world, the public health crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has ne...

The fall of Kabul – a peace imagined

The fall of Kabul – a peace imagined

On Sunday morning, just two days ago, Khalid woke up at dawn and fled his home in the mountains of central Afghanistan.* The Taliban had invaded the region and Khalid was terrified of being targeted. As a member of the Hazara ethnic group, a community that has been particularly persecuted by the Taliban, and a person who performed peace-building work with the international community, Khalid had good reason to think the Taliban would want him dead. Mark Isaacs reports.


 

PEN International x Moomin: Literature knows no frontiers

PEN International x Moomin: Literature knows no frontiers

PEN International is teaming up with Moomin Characters Ltd to launch an impactful, values-based initiative that will make a positive difference in ...

Protect Afghan journalists: SAMDEN urges UN, media groups, govts

Protect Afghan journalists: SAMDEN urges UN, media groups, govts Press Release / August 18, 2021 New Delhi – The United Nations, governments an...

United Kingdom/USA: Immediately release Julian Assange and drop extradition case

United Kingdom/USA: Immediately release Julian Assange and drop extradition case

On 11 August 2021, the UK High Court widened the scope of the US government’s appeal in the extradition case against WikiLeaks founder and publish...

PEN VIDA COUNT

At the beginning of 2021 the PEN International Women Writers Committee commenced the PEN VIDA COUNT, which aims to identify gender disparity in th...

Imprisoned Catalan writers pardoned

Imprisoned Catalan writers pardoned

Catalan independence activists and writers, Jordi Sànchez and Jordi Cuixart, were pardoned and released from prison on 22 June 2021.

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...