Turkey: The charges against Finnish-Turkish journalist Ayla Albayrak must be dropped

A statement by Finnish PEN, 18.10.2017 Freedom of expression is under serious assault in Turkey and not even journalists of...

/ 18 October 2017

Greetings from Lviv!

The 83rd Congress of PEN International was held in the UNESCO city of literature Lviv, Ukraine, on Sept. 17th–23rd 2017....

/ 4 October 2017

The new Finnish PEN website

The new Finnish PEN website has been published!   The website reform has been needed and planned for a long...

/ 2 October 2017

The Swedish PEN: Dissident Blog – Turkey Issue

“It was an obvious decision to devote this Dissident Blog to Turkey. Since July 2016 we have seen a steady...

/ 29 September 2017

Women Writers at Risk 27.9.2017 Arkadia International Bookshop

Finnish PEN organizes a literature event in support of writing women all over the world. Writers Tuuve Aro, Riina Katajavuori,...

/ 29 September 2017

Women’s Manifesto

The Women’s Manifesto has been written in accordance with the ideals of the PEN Charter that calls for one humanity...

/ 28 September 2017

TAKE ACTION: Oleg Sentsov

Oleg Sentsov, Ukranian film director, was detained in Crimea in 2014 and sentenced to 20 years in a Russian prison...

/ 7 August 2017

Jamshid Barzgar: Border Guard’s Question

Border Guard’s Question Jamshid Barzgar   What is the name of that bird? The one resembling a song on a...

/ 12 April 2017

Joint oral statement on the deterioration of freedom of expression and media freedom in Turkey

UN Human Rights Council 34th Special Session Item 4: Human rights situations that require the Council’s attention Delivered by Sarah...

/ 16 March 2017

Mojibur Doftori: Strengthening Universal Liberal Democratic Values: What the World Can Learn from India and Nordic Countries?

Fhe results of the 2016 U.S. presidential elections came as a shock to many people across the world. Donald Trump,...

/ 4 January 2017

PEN Welcomes the Words of Migrants and Asylum Seekers

The Nordic PEN Centres are convinced that our societies benefit from all voices being heard. Furthermore, we are concerned that...

/ 13 September 2016

Nordic PEN centres and Estonian PEN gather in Helsinki

Members from Danish, Estonian, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish PEN centres are gathering in Helsinki to a network meeting on...

/ 5 September 2016

Remember to register for Priceless Words seminar

Priceless Words – The Nordic-Estonian Freedom of Speech Seminar takes place on 9.9. in Helsinki. The registration is available still...

/ 27 August 2016

The registration to the seminar Priceless Words begins

Priceless Words – The Nordic-Estonian Freedom of Speech Seminar Estonian PEN and the Nordic PEN centres are gathering in Helsinki...

/ 17 June 2016

On World Press Freedom day 2016

Finnish PEN joins Finnish Newspapers Association and 19 other organizations to demand responsible use of words on the International Press...

/ 3 May 2016

A statement on Bangladesh by the Nordic and Estonian PEN centres

In support of secular bloggers and freethinkers in Bangladesh – The Nordic and Estonian PEN centres condemn the acts of...

/ 27 April 2016

Ahmed Zaidan: A Poet Sings for Life in Midst of Death…

…from the Dark Cellar, He Narrates His Story Umar Abdul-Nasser is an Iraqi poet from the city of Mosul northern...

/ 27 April 2016

Thai authorities ban a journalist’s trip to Helsinki

Thai journalist’s ban from joining UNESCOs Press Freedom Day conference in Helsinki violates freedom of expression Finnish organizations promoting freedom...

/ 1 April 2016

Nasiba Hilal: A Day in the Life of an Ordinary Woman

She hears successive knocks on the door, and sounds of screams from the stree. She has just finished her prayer,...

/ 15 March 2016

The Quebec Declaration on Literary Translation and Translators

1.  Literary translation is an art of passion. Promoting values of openness, acting for peace and freedom and against injustice,...

/ 24 February 2016