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    • Murder in Dhaka by Salil Tripathi 27 februari 2015
      The ghastly murder of Avijit Roy on a road in Dhaka reveals just how dangerous it has become for writers to express themselves freely in Bangladesh. Unknown assailants viciously attacked Roy and his wife Rafida Ahmed Bonna with cleavers or machetes last night. Both were critically injured and taken to a hospital. Roy died soon; […]
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    • PEN International Translators – Laura Hargreaves 27 februari 2015
      ‘Literature knows no frontiers…‘ PEN International Charter 1926 The importance of the art of translation is at the heart of the PEN charter, which champions the unhampered transmission of thought within each nation and between all nations; beyond national and linguistic borders and beyond conventional literary expectations. Thank you to everyone who has volunteered to translate for PEN […]
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    • Turkey: Journalist Can Dündar could face further defamation charges 27 februari 2015
      RAN 04/15 Update #1 27 January 2015 PEN International is deeply concerned by the growing campaign of judicial harassment faced by writer, journalist and documentary filmmaker Can Dündar. Dündar, who was recently appointed as the new editor-in-chief of the Turkish daily Cumhuriyet, was questioned today on suspicion of presidential defamation; an offence which carries a […]
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    • Bangladesh: Fears for safety of writers in Bangladesh following the murder of prominent secular blogger Avijit Roy 27 februari 2015
      27 February 2015 PEN International is appalled by the murder of prominent secular writer and blogger Avijit Roy on 26 February 2015. The motive for the murder is unknown, but according to his family he had received numerous threats from religious extremists in connection with his secular writings. PEN calls for a full investigation into […]
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    • On International Women’s Day, PEN protests the persecution of three courageous writers 27 februari 2015
      INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 8 March 2015 On 8 March, while the world celebrates International Women’s Day, PEN International and the Women Writers Committee will be protesting the imprisonment and/or persecution of three courageous women writers: Khadija Ismayilova (Azerbaijan), Sanjuana Martínez Montemayor (Mexico) and Gao Yu (China). Each of these women has suffered prolonged persecution – […]
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    • Thailand: Student activists sentenced for insulting the monarchy in a play 25 februari 2015
      RAN 05/15 24 February 2015                                                                                                     […]
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    • PEN members greeting cards to imprisoned Kazakh writer, Vladimir Kozlov 24 februari 2015
      Every year, PEN members around the world take part in a greetings card campaign by sending postcards with messages of solidarity to imprisoned writers. Below are a selection of messages sent to imprisoned Kazakh writer Vladimir Kozlov, a journalist, human rights defender and a founder of Alga!, a political opposition party, who is serving a […]
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    • Egypt: Immediately release blogger Alaa Abd El Fattah held for peaceful protest 23 februari 2015
      23 February 2015 Egypt’s military authorities must release prominent blogger and political activist Alaa Abd El Fattah immediately and unconditionally, PEN International said today after he was handed down a five-year prison sentence in a retrial. He was convicted of contravening a repressive law which restricts peaceful demonstrations. ‘The harsh sentence handed to Alaa Abd […]
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    • PEN South Africa hosts event to celebrate International Mother Language Day 19 februari 2015
      UNESCO’S International Mother Language Day is celebrated annually on 21st February worldwide to promote awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism.  In South Africa, PEN SA strives to promote linguistic diversity and stimulate an interest in literature in various ways.  One of the most important initiatives is the support given to the Nal’ibali Reading […]
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    • International Mother Language Day: Celebrating the work of PEN Centres 18 februari 2015
      On 21 February, the PEN community worldwide will celebrate International Mother Language Day. This year, the theme of Mother Language Day is Language Education Counts: For UNESCO, “appropriate language education” is fundamental to enable learners to benefit from quality education, learn throughout life, and have access to information. This is possible if there is an […]
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