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    • Eritrea: Writers released after six years’ arbitrary detention 23 januari 2015
      (23 January 2015) The news that six Eritrean writers and journalists have been unexpectedly released is a welcome step from a country with an atrocious record on freedom of expression, PEN International said today. The five men and one woman – Ghirmay Abraham, Bereket Misghina (also known as Wedi Misghina), Meles Negusse,  Petros Teferi (also known […]
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    • PEN International Writers in Prison Committee Chair’s Notebook #14 21 januari 2015
      Chair’s NOTEBOOK #14 FROM CONGRESS TO CONFERENCE 21 January 2015 Marian Botsford Fraser Chair, Writers in Prison Committee PEN International Dear colleagues, Very best wishes to everyone and to all of your Centres for a happy and productive 2015. This note contains some thoughts about the Congress in Bishkek and subsequent work, and looks forward […]
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    • Saudi Arabia: Raef Badawi’s case referred to Supreme Court 21 januari 2015
      Saudi Arabia: Imprisoned editor Raef Badawi’s case referred to Supreme Court; second round of flogging delayed on health grounds  Update #6 to RAN 02/13      21 January 2015 According to unconfirmed reports, the case against imprisoned editor has been referred to the supreme court amidst international condemnation of his flogging. Raef (or Raif) Badawi, […]
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    • President of PEN Honduras, Dina Meza, on Freedom of Expression 21 januari 2015
      Originally published in Sampsonia Way, Honduran journalist and President of the newly established PEN Honduras Centre Dina Meza provides a historical context to the importance of freedom of expression in her native country. Last night I dreamed that all of us were standing up to say no to silence. In Honduras, an oxygen tank sustains freedom […]
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    • Macedonia: PEN protests ‘conditional freedom’ of Tomislav Kezarovski 21 januari 2015
      21 January 2015 PEN International President John Ralston Saul yesterday marched with thousands of journalists, writers and members of PEN Macedonia, Katika Kulavkova and Vladimir Martinovski, in protest against the continued imprisonment of Macedonian journalist, Tomislav Kezarovski. Kezarovski, a journalist for the Skopje-based daily Nova Makedonija, was convicted in October 2013 of revealing the identity […]
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    • Bahrain: Drop Charges Against Human Rights Activist Nabeel Rajab 20 januari 2015
      London, 20 January 2015 The six-month prison sentence handed down today to prominent Bahraini activist and internationally recognized human rights defender Nabeel Rajab for insulting public institutions via Twitter is a gross violation of the right to freedom of expression,  PEN International said today. On 1 October 2014, Rajab presented himself to Bahrain’s General Directorate of […]
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    • PEN condemns GCHQ spying on journalists’ communications 19 januari 2015
      (Monday 19 January 2015) Today’s revelations that a GCHQ programme ‘harvested’ correspondence between journalists and editors at news organisations such as the BBC, the Guardian, the New York Times and the Washington Post, is a clear threat to free speech and journalism in the public interest, PEN International, English PEN and PEN American Center said […]
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    • Turkey: Journalists face religious defamation investigation over Charlie Hebdo cover 19 januari 2015
      19 January 2015     RAN 01/15    PEN International is deeply concerned by the news that two columnists from the daily Cumhuriyet are under investigation for ‘religious defamation’ for featuring the first, post-shooting cover of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, which depicts the Prophet Muhammad, in their respective columns. Hikmet Çetinkaya and Ceyda Karan, […]
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    • Karl Ove Knausgård delivers his keynote address at the 14th Oxfam Novib/PEN Awards 16 januari 2015
      At the 14th Oxfam Novib/PEN Awards for Freedom of Expression, highlighted the work of remarkable and courageous writers Karl Ove Knausgård delivered his Free the Word! keynote address. 2015’s award recipients are Libyan writer and journalist Razan al-Maghrabi, Iranian journalist and women’s rights activist Jila Bani-Yaghoub and her husband and fellow journalist Bahman Ahmadi-Amouee and […]
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    • Censors March for Free Expression 13 januari 2015
      In the wake of the brutal murders of journalists at Charlie Hebdo, PEN calls on Governments to implement their commitments to free expression and to desist from further curtailing free expression through the expansion of surveillance. 13 January, 2015 More than 40 world leaders joined the march in Paris on Sunday to show solidarity against […]
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