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Oula-Antti Labba: The decade of indigenous languages is also significant for freedom of expression

The Sámi indigenous peoples celebrate their National Day on 6 February. At the same time the decade of indigenous languages...

/ 6 February 2024
Janne Huuskonen

Janne Huuskonen: The authorities must respect the law

Freedom of expression allows criticism of those in power. Politicians have a broad right to freedom of expression, perhaps even...

/ 1 February 2024

Sulava audiocollection in Finnish and in English

“Sulava – Multilingual literature in Finland” published by Suomen PEN in 2021 contains texts by 22 authors in 15 different...

/ 23 December 2023
Romahtanut silta Kiovassa

Peter Mickwitz: A trip to Ukraine

The last week of October I travelled to Kyiv, Ukraine together with representatives for the Nordic PEN centres, PEN Berlin,...

/ 22 November 2023

Inger-Mari Aikio

I have worked as a freelance artist since 2008. Before that, I was a journalist for a magazine and on...

/ 10 November 2023

Gag Baani

I was forced to leave the country after spending 45 years in a small village ‘Gag’ in the backward part...

/ 10 November 2023

Csilla Csépke

Csilla Csépke is a Helsinki based writer from Hungary. She was born in the stern winter of 1986 in Budapest,...

/ 10 November 2023

Muhaned Durubi

Muhaned Durubi (born in Baghdad, Iraq in 1979) is a visual artist and a poet who lives in Helsinki. In...

/ 10 November 2023

Zoila Forss

Zoila Forss-Crespo Moreyra was born in Lima, Peru, on April 18, 1969. In 1995 Forss received her BA in Communications...

/ 10 November 2023

Yaseen Ghaleb

Yaseen Ghaleb Aldhadi, is an Iraqi writer who is currently based in Helsinki, Finland since 2015. In 2005 he graduated...

/ 10 November 2023

Saad Hadi

Saad Hadi is an Iraqi writer, journalist, and visual artist born in Baghdad, Iraq in 1956. He holds a master’s...

/ 10 November 2023

Farzaneh Hatami Landi

Farzaneh Hatami Landi (b.1964) is from southern Iran. She came to Finland in 1990 and completed her technology studies at...

/ 10 November 2023

Susinukke Kosola

Daniil Kozlov (b. 1991), artist named Susinukke Kosola, is a St. Petersburg-born writer living in Turku and a mixed worker...

/ 10 November 2023

Elena Lapina-Balk

Elena Lapina-Balk is a writer who was born in St. Petersburg. Having received a university degree from the Leningrad Institute...

/ 10 November 2023

Shashank Mane

Born in Mumbai, India, I have travelled and lived around the world from a young age. Spending years in Geneva,...

/ 10 November 2023

Hope Nwosu

Hope Nwosu was born on April 27, 1986 in Akpugoeze, Enugu, Nigeria. She received her BA in English and Literary...

/ 10 November 2023

Adrian Perera

Adrian Perera, born 1986, is a writer and lives in Turku. In addition to the collection of poems White Monkey...

/ 10 November 2023

José Luis Rico

José Luis Rico (Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, 1987) is a poet and translator from Northern Mexico currently living in Finland. Blanco...

/ 10 November 2023

Riku Ryynänen

I am a 40 year old cp disabled poet. In my poetry, I try to make otherness visible, my own...

/ 10 November 2023

Roxana Sadvokassova

A curious lazy amoeba who’s never quite sure of own shape, size and content. Born in 1992, Kazakhstan. After having...

/ 10 November 2023