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Finnish PEN 90 years at restaurant Dubrovnik 14.11

90 -year-old writers’ freedom of expression association Finnish PEN invites you to celebrate with us! This special evening on Wednesday...

/ 5 November 2018

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

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

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

#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

Oleg Sentsov on hunger strike – sign Finnish PEN’s online appeal NOW

Ukrainian writer and filmmaker Oleg Sentsov has been on hunger strike since 14 May 2018 to urge the Russian authorities...

/ 21 May 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

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

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

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