Bangladesh Must Release Writer & Photographer Shahidul Alam

 Writer, photographer and activist Shahidul Alam The arrest of award-winning writer, photographer and activist, Shahidul Alam, on 5 August 2018 shines a light on the dangerous escalation of the government’s crackdown on dissenting voices, said PEN International today as it called for his immediate and unconditional release. Salil Tripathi, Chair of PEN International’s Writers in Prison Committee stated: “The Bangladeshi authorities must release Shahidul Alam immediately, institute an inquiry into why the officials responsible for action destroyed property and threatened others, establish new norms […]

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PEN Turkey: An Invitation to Children to Create Paintings Related to Peace

1 February 2018   Dear PEN Int’l, Writers for Peace Committee, and sister PEN Centres, Despite all odds, all PEN members insist on wishing -and working for-  a year of justice and peace, free of hatred and violence. We take the liberty of initiating a joint project that will invite children to create paintings related to peace. Last year the Nazım Hikmet Foundation and PEN Turkey joined forces for this project. We are happy to invite all PEN Centres to encourage the children to whom […]

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Vietnamese Abroad PEN Centre’s 11th Congress Report

VĂN  BÚT  VIỆT  NAM  HẢI  NGOẠI VIETNAMESE  ABROAD  PEN  CENTRE 2010 Brooks Lane, Oviedo, FL 32765  USA The 11th Congress Toronto, Canada December 15-17, 2017 Report by the 11th Congress Steering Committee   The Vietnamese Abroad PEN Centre convened the 11th Congress in Toronto, Ontario, Canada from December 15 to 17, 2017.  Dr. Chau Van Le, President of Canada Chapter, was Chair of the Organizing Committee.  Mr. Son Duc Dam, Vice-President of Canada Chapter, was the Election Commissioner and Mr. Tao An, member of […]

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