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Literature provides shelter.  That's why we need it

Literature provides shelter. That's why we need it

In her Arthur Miller Freedom to Write Lecture delivered on May 12, Arundhati Roy asks what it means to be a writer in a world that is rapidly hard...
Colombian filmmaker, Mauricio Lezama, shot dead

Colombian filmmaker, Mauricio Lezama, shot dead

Colombian filmmaker Mauricio Lezama was shot dead on May 9 while producing a documentary on the victims of violence in the north-east of the count...
Myanmar court rejects appeal by  Reuters' Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo

Myanmar court rejects appeal by Reuters' Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo

The Committee to Protect Journalists expressed deep disappointment on April 22 after the Myanmar Supreme Court upheld Reuters' journalists Wa Lone...
Fragile Minds: a Free Voices Lecture presented by Erik Jensen

Fragile Minds: a Free Voices Lecture presented by Erik Jensen

Journalism is at its second crossroads in two decades: not one of means, but of privilege. The loss of major revenues has made the press fragile, ...
When discriminatory, racist language is no longer seen as taboo by some Australians

When discriminatory, racist language is no longer seen as taboo by some Australians

(Image reproduced with permission from Ruby Jones @rubyalicerose) Following the Christchurch massacre, Sydney PEN decided to make available the fo...

Egypt: two writers conditionally released

PEN International welcomes the news that blogger Alaa Abd El Fattah and writer Hesham Gaafar have been released from prison in Egypt after several years behind bars for their peaceful expression.

Freedom to write…freedom to read

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