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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

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

Egypt’s grim blow on freedom of expression and human rights: the tortured poet Galal El-Behairy must be freed

A Statement by Finnish PEN 8 May 2018 Updated 14 May 2018: More signatories added. Update on 26 June 2018: Galal...

/ 8 May 2018

PEN calls for justice for Daphne Caruana Galizia

On World Press Freedom Day 3 May 2018 PEN calls for justice for Daphne Caruana Galizia and the protection of...

/ 3 May 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

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

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

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

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

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

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
PEN on the Charlie Hebdo anniversary

PEN on the Charlie Hebdo anniversary

On the anniversary of the Charlie Hebdo attack dissenting voices must be protected  7 January 2016 On the anniversary of...

/ 7 January 2016
Protection, food, shoes and ABC books

Protection, food, shoes and ABC books

Statement of Finnish PEN, 9.12.2015, on the eve of International Human Rights Day As a member of PEN International, which...

/ 9 December 2015
Statement of the Polish PEN club

Statement of the Polish PEN club

Finnish PEN supports the statement by Polish PEN: Statement of the Polish PEN Club 22 November 2015 Following a series...

/ 23 November 2015