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

Helena Sinervo

Helena Sinervo is a writer, poet and translator who lives in Helsinki. She has published 11 books of poems and...

/ 10 November 2023

Olga Spyropoulou

Olga Spyropoulou (b. 1985, Athens) is a Finland-based performance artist, poet, and researcher, utilizing disorder as artistic practice. She is...

/ 10 November 2023

Nataliya Teramae

I was born in 1980 and raised until the age of 11 in a state that doesn’t exist anymore –...

/ 10 November 2023

Dodou Touray

I was born in The Gambia in 1966 in Banjul. After undergoing training with a governmental newspaper, I worked as...

/ 10 November 2023

Kári Tulinius

Kári Tulinius has published two novels, a poetry collection and a chapbook. He’s written more, but not everything is meant...

/ 10 November 2023

Ye Yint Thet Zwe

Ye Yint Thet Zwe (born 1965 in Yangon, Myanmar) is a Burmese poet currently based in Helsinki. He studied Myanmar...

/ 10 November 2023
Vera Politkovskajan kirja Äitini

Iida Simes: Let us see hope

The murder of Anna Politkovskaya (30.8.1958 – 7.10.2006) was immediately widely noticed by the media worldwide. The murderer shot Politkovskaya...

/ 4 November 2023

Discussion about freedom of expression and national security 13.9.2023

Background The event, organised by Finnish PEN, brought together experts on national security and freedom of expression, authors and journalists...

/ 20 September 2023
Pirita Näkkäläjärvi saamenpuvussa Eduskuntatalon edustalla

Pirita Näkkäläjärvi: Hate Speech and Indigenous People Sámi

Freedom of speech of indigenous peoples and hate speech towards indigenous peoples has not been widely studied. Academic literature on...

/ 6 February 2023
Suomen PENin johtokunnan jäsen Joy Hyvärinen

Joy Hyvärinen: Artistic freedom of expression

Questions related to freedom of expression can be controversial and challenging. Artistic freedom of expression can be especially challenging. Art...

/ 26 January 2023
Ukrainalainen toimittaja Nataliya Teramae

Nataliya Teramae: The Shell of a Snail

Read the Essay by Nataliya Teramae in Ukrainian. When you emigrate to a foreign country, you automatically start looking for...

/ 9 November 2022
Suomen PENin johtokunnan jäsen Joy Hyvärinen

Joy Hyvärinen: Does Finland need a commission on freedom of expression?

The freedom of expression commission appointed by the Norwegian government in 2020 has recently published its report (read the report...

/ 29 August 2022
Suomen PENin puheenjohtaja Peter Mickwitz kirjahyllyn edessä

Peter Mickwitz: Örnulf Tigerstedt, right-wing radical and president of PEN Finland

Panem et Circenses. Let me toast to your freedom your eight-hour workday, your cultivated soul, your progress and your other...

/ 20 August 2022
Ruotsinkielisen julkaisun kansi

New Swedish-language publication: Yttrandefriheten idag

”Yttrandefriheten idag” (Freedom of expression today) by Joy Hyvärinen considers freedom of expression in today’s public debates and the role...

/ 27 June 2022
Judyth Hill

Judyth Hill: Wage peace

Author and active PEN International member Judyth Hill is visiting Finland’s PEN 5-11.5. In addition to his commitment to freedom...

/ 6 May 2022
Ainon päivän tilaisuuden julistekuva. Kuvassa kirjailijat Judyth Hill, Lina Bonde, Mia Franck, Katja Kallio ja Susinukke Kosola

Writer Judyth Hill is the keynote speaker on Aino Kallas’s name day

Writer and active PEN International member Judyth Hill is visiting Finland. In addition to being a writer, Judyth Hill also...

/ 27 April 2022
Suomen PENin johtokunnan jäsen Joy Hyvärinen

Joy Hyvärinen: Freedom of expression, limits and forgotten groups

It can be challenging to defend freedom of expression. You have to be ready to also defend the right of...

/ 19 April 2022