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

W hy Gandhi?   At the end of 2018, we have been witnessing a global trend of the rise of...

/ 2 January 2019

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

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

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

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

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 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

TAKE ACTION: Oleg Sentsov

The appeal has been updated 15 Nov, 8 Aug & 19 May 2018. The original was published 7 August 2017....

/ 7 August 2017

Ahmed Zaidan: A Poet Sings for Life in Midst of Death…

…from the Dark Cellar, He Narrates His Story Umar Abdul-Nasser is an Iraqi poet from the city of Mosul northern...

/ 27 April 2016

TAKE ACTION: Aron Atabek

Aron Atabek is a poet, journalist and social activist. He has written several books of poetry and prose inspired by...

/ 27 January 2015

TAKE ACTION: Dawit Isaak

Dawit Isaak (b. 1964) is an Eritrean-Swedish journalist and playwright who was arrested in his home in Eritrea on January...

/ 5 April 2011
FREE VLADIMIR NEKLYAEV

FREE VLADIMIR NEKLYAEV

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/ 22 December 2010
Welcome Aung San Suu Kyi
Finnish PEN demands Cuba to free political prisoners