Month: June 2018

New information on Galal El-Behairy’s case

Finnish PEN has received new information about the case of the Egyptian poet Galal El-Behairy, who’s currently facing charges in Military...

/ 26 June 2018

China: Uyghur pop musician and lyric writer detained, concerns for his well-being

PEN International is seriously concerned for the well-being of Uyghur pop musician and lyric writer, Ablajan Awut Ayup (popularly known...

/ 22 June 2018

#FreeGalal poetry demonstration was seen and heard

A group of supporters of the poet Galal El-Behairy gathered in front of the embassy of Egypt in Helsinki to...

/ 21 June 2018

Please join us in Helsinki: #FreeGalal demonstration on World Refugee Day 20 June 2018

The 20th of June is UN’s World Refugee Day. It is about sharing responsibility for global issues. Many PEN centres around...

/ 19 June 2018

Bangladesh: Publisher killed

11 June 2018 – PEN International is deeply saddened and concerned at today’s news that publisher and writer, Shahzahan Bachchu, was murdered in Munshiganj, Bangladesh...

/ 14 June 2018

#FreeGalal and Megaphone X at Freedom of Expression Club on 9 June 2018

Freedom of Expression Club: Ramy Essam – Freedom to Sing was organized at Tenho Restobar on Sat 9 June 2018...

/ 12 June 2018

Egypt: PEN publishes new work by imprisoned poet Galal El Behairy

Read this article and the poem in Arabic here. Read the Finnish translation by Sampsa Peltonen here. Ahead of the...

/ 9 June 2018

Freedom of Expression Club: Ramy Essam – Freedom to Sing 9.6.2018

Tenho Restobar (Helsinginkatu 15, 2nd floor), Saturday 9 June 2018 18–20pm Ramy Essam is a superstar of Arabic rock music,...

/ 1 June 2018