• Destroyed CHP Vote
    Post-Election is Pre-Election

    Tarik Günersel offers a pre- through post-election look at recent events that transpired in Turkey. Tarik also lays out some key Erdoğan “moments” during the election process, which provided great fodder for media outlets around the world.

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  • A protestor holding a sign expressing opposition against Turkish PM Erdogan
    Air Must be Banned, Too

    In this week’s column, author Tarik Gunersel writes about literary and social media crackdowns as well as the recent challenges to religious freedom under Turkey’s Prime Minister Erdoğan.

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  • Honduras Report
    Honduras: Journalism in the Shadow of Impunity

    Since the coup in Honduras of 2009, at least 32 Honduran journalists have been killed and many more continue to work in a climate of fear and self-censorship. A new PEN International report documents the intertwining roles that allow the violence to continue with near complete impunity.

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  • Kiran Desai
    Interview: Author Kiran Desai on Freedom of Expression in India

    Booker-prize winner, Kiran Desai, talks with PEN International’s Sarah Clarke about threats to freedom of expression in India and the role of PEN. The interview was took place at PEN’s 79th Congress in Iceland in September 2013, where Desai spoke on behalf of the newly launched PEN Delhi Centre.

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  • Imprisoned_Turkish_Writers
    Turkey’s Imprisoned Writers

    Nearly 800 writers, poets, journalists, translators, and editors are currently in prison around the world. Approximately one tenth of them are in Turkey, where an Anti-Terror Law has been broadly applied to target writers. Here PEN Turkey president explains and names the writers under threat.

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  • Write Against Impunity
    Write Against Impunity

    The book Write Against Impunity is a literary protest. A protest against the culture of impunity that prevails across Latin America. Published by PEN International, this bilingual publication includes the contributions of major Latin American writers and journalists.

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  • Write Against Impunity
    Escribe contra la impunidad

    Escribe contra la impunidad es una protesta. Una protesta contra la cultura de la impunidad que impera en toda Latinoamérica. Los poemas, los relatos y los ensayos, contemplados en conjunto, forman un coro de solidaridad con los escritores y los periodistas que son atacados en Latinoamérica.

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  • Pablo Neruda
    Freedom of Speech Roundup

    The week’s top news on freedom of expression, journalists in danger, artists in exile, and banned literature. Featured this week: Banned Books Week, PEN International passes resolution on Tibet, Chile investigates Pablo Neruda’s death, and jailed Pussy Riot member on hunger strike.

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  • PEN International Congress 2013
    Which 9/11?

    Tarik Günersel discusses the significance of Chilean writer Antonio Skármeta’s appearance at this year’s PEN International Congress, held in Iceland September 9-12, which coincided with the 40th anniversary of the military coup in Chile, September 11, 1973.

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