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Human dignity is in danger. In 2019 we must stand as one to survive

Human dignity is in danger. In 2019 we must stand as one to survive

Persecution, censorship and environmental destruction are on the rise – but resistance is possible, writes Chinese activist and artist Ai Weiwei. W...
Remembering Meng Lang, “Exquisite Poet, Courageous Activist”

Remembering Meng Lang, “Exquisite Poet, Courageous Activist”

PEN Sydney mourns the loss of poet Meng Lang, who died last week in Hong Kong of lung cancer. Meng Lang had a renowned decades-long career as a poe...
Hundreds of jailed journalists the new norm, CPJ census finds

Hundreds of jailed journalists the new norm, CPJ census finds

For the third consecutive year, at least 251 journalists are behind bars for their work, as authoritarian regimes increasingly use imprisonment to ...
The guardians and the war on truth

The guardians and the war on truth

Writer Karl Vick  reports on Time Magazine’s short list for its 2018 Person of the Year. The discussion focuses on journalists who dared to fight f...
The War on Journalism: how 9/11 changed everything

The War on Journalism: how 9/11 changed everything

Australian journalist Peter Greste, the former Al Jazeera correspondent who spent 400 days in an Egyptian prison, delivered the Sydney PEN Free Voi...
When an acclaimed journalist finds himself in the headlines

When an acclaimed journalist finds himself in the headlines

Natural curiosity and a yearning for discovery and adventure led Peter Greste to a life reporting the headline news from around the world. But in 2...

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