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    • Egypt: PEN calls for end to crackdown on civil society in Egypt 1 september 2014
      UPDATE: On August 31, the Egyptian Ministry of Social Solidarity announced that the deadline for nongovernmental organizations to register under the 2002 NGO law has been postponed until November 10, 2014. (London) – Independent organizations in Egypt face a looming crackdown, 45 international and national human rights groups from across the globe said today
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    • Antonio Skármeta Wins Chile’s National Literature Prize 27 augustus 2014
      Antonio Skármeta, PEN Chile Board member and keynote speaker for the Reykjavik PEN International Congress opening, has been awarded Chile’s National Literature Prize. Considered the highest literature award of Chile, it is given every two years by the Ministry of Education. Skármeta has forged a reputation as one of Chile’s leading writers together with Pabl
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    • PEN International Translators – Edwige-Renée DRO 20 augustus 2014
      ‘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 volu
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    • Letter from Carles Torner, Acting Executive Director of PEN International, to the PEN membership 19 augustus 2014
      London, 15 August 2014 Dear members of PEN International, dear friends, I am writing to you from London, in my first letter as Acting Executive Director of PEN International. When the board of PEN International asked me whether I would be available to take on this role, after the departure of Laura McVeigh, images came […]
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    • UNESCO Strengthening Minority Language Publishing Project 14 augustus 2014
      With the support of the UNESCO International Fund for Cultural Diversity, PEN International has undertaken a major new research and capacity building programme, working with PEN Centres in Kenya, Serbia, Haiti, and Nigeria to strengthen the minority language creative publishing industries in these countries. Entitled ‘Developing the Minority Language Creativ
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    • Celebrating International Youth Day 2014 12 augustus 2014
      With a strong commitment to engage with and support the next generation of readers and writers, PEN Centres run various Youth and Education Programmes around the world in collaboration with PEN International. By 2014, over 25,000 children and young members of different communities around the world, had been reached by the PEN Centre programmes in […]
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    • Call to Action: Honduras must bring killers of journalist Juan Carlos Argeñal Medina to justice 11 augustus 2014
      Call to Action: Honduras must bring killers of journalist Juan Carlos Argeñal Medina to justice 11 August 2014  Eight months after the fatal shooting of TV journalist Juan Carlos Argeñal Medina, the murder remains unsolved with little progress in the official investigation. PEN International calls on the Honduran authorities to expedite the investigation and
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    • Nigerian writers face climate of intimidation, censorship and repression 8 augustus 2014
      Nigerian writers and journalists faced relentless attempts by state and non-state actors to suppress political criticism and to censor film and music productions, as Nigeria’s human rights record comes under scrutiny at the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review in Geneva, said PEN International. In May 2011 Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan
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    • Afghanistan 8 augustus 2014
      UPR  2009: PEN International’s submissions to the UPR. Advocacy Click below to read about PEN International’s advocacy pertaining to Afghanistan: May 2014 Report to the International Cities of Refuge Network AGM Mounting concern for the safety of writers  
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    • Armenia 8 augustus 2014
      UPR 2010: Joint submission by PEN International, the International Publishers Association, and Index on Censorship Advocacy Click below to read about PEN International’s advocacy pertaining to Armenia: Writers in Prison Committee Hrant Dink’s Killer Convicted Hrant Dink Murdered Hrant Dink
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