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A joint statement of Nordic PEN centres on Iran: Drop charges against human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh

A statement by four Nordic PEN Centres, 16 March 2019 Finnish PEN together with Danish PEN, Norwegian PEN, and Swedish...

/ 18 March 2019

Kunnianloukkausrikosten oikeuskäsittelyjen yhdenmukaisuus on varmistettava

Helsingin Sanomat käsitteli sunnuntaina 10.3. kunnianloukkausrikosten oikeuskäsittelyä Suomessa. Toimittajat kävivät läpi 867 kunnianloukkaustapausta kolmen viime vuoden ajalta. Sekä syyttäjänvirastojen että...

/ 16 March 2019

Mojibur Doftori: Gandhi’s East-West Synthesis and Its Relevance in the 21st Century

Why Gandhi? At the end of 2018, we have been witnessing a global trend of the rise of illiberal democracy....

/ 2 January 2019

Finnish PEN at Helsinki Book Fair

Writers’ freedom of expression association Finnish PEN celebrates its 90th year this autumn. We are having five discussions on free speech,...

/ 21 October 2018

Finnish PEN’s Resolution on Stifling of Digital Freedom passed in Pune

Digitalization is transforming the world at an unprecedented pace in human history giving people powerful tools to improve lives and...

/ 19 October 2018

Egypt: PEN calls for the poet Galal El-Behairy’s sentence to be quashed

PEN calls for charges of ‘insulting the military’ and ‘spreading false news’ to be quashed in an open letter and...

/ 10 August 2018

PEN event – Writers for freedom of speech July 16th

The Writer’s Association Finnish PEN organizes an event with PEN America on Monday, 16 July 2018 at 2–4.00 pm on...

/ 11 July 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

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

The 25th celebration of World Press Freedom Day on May 3rd!

On The World Press Freedom Day May 3rd Venla Hiidensalo, the new President of Finnish PEN, was interviewed by the Finland’s...

/ 4 May 2018

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

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

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



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