Çiler İlhan: You killed / Öldürdünüz

You Killed   You killed my mother. You killed my father: My uncles and my aunts. You killed my grandmother and...

/ 17 April 2018

The PEN International Women’s Manifesto

The first and founding principle of the PEN Charter asserts that ‘literature knows no frontiers’. These frontiers were traditionally thought...

/ 8 March 2018

Kai Ekholm receives Finnish PEN’s Freedom of Expression Award

Kai Ekholm is Director of the National Library of Finland. He is well known as a researcher on freedom of...

/ 14 February 2018

36. Day of the Imprisoned Writer 2017: Dareen Tatour

Israel: Verdict delayed in trial of poet Dareen Tatour, detained for more than two years Poet Dareen Tatour – a...

/ 15 November 2017

Uladzimir Njakljajeu sentenced for 10 days in prison

Free Uladzimir Njakljajeu Statement by Finnish PEN 3.11.2017 The poet and civil rights activist Uladzimir Njakljajeu (Vladimir Neklyaev) has been...

/ 3 November 2017

Nordic PEN centers’ protest letter to President Rouhani

Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian and Danish PEN send a letter to Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani on Nov 2nd to protest the...

/ 3 November 2017

Finnish PEN’s resolution on blasphemy accepted in Lviv

Resolutions adopted by the Assembly of Delegates of PEN International, meeting at its 83rd  Congress in Lviv, Ukraine, 18 to...

/ 26 October 2017

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

Sirpa Kähkönen is the new president of The Union of Finnish Writers

Sirpa Kähkönen, the president of writers’ freedom of expression association Finnish PEN, has been elected as the president of The...

/ 28 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