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ICYMI: We joined 26 organisations in condemning the wave of attacks and threats against the investigative news web… https://t.co/MyW3Luqz7j
8/24
2019
"Asli’s is an extraordinary voice, one which is listened to and discussed by the younger generation of women and me… https://t.co/8eBC8cF3NM @pen_int @PENamerica @PenUkraine @enemiesproject @GreBookFest @seeyouelsewhere @SaveSentsov @DeepVellumhttps://t.co/feTGTgXq98
Retweeted by PEN InternationalPeaceful protestor and blogger Dr. Abduljalil Al-Singace, facing his ninth year in prison, has been kept under hars… https://t.co/QWFyDMmVYA
Retweeted by PEN InternationalThe plight of refugees detained on the islands of Manus and Nauru continues. One detainee, Behrouz Boochani/… https://t.co/9egIsLZIpi
8/23
2019
“She loved us at our best and our broken.” “The most formidable melding of mind and spirit.” “Every one of her nove… https://t.co/ETUqRxGYSjThis Sunday, 25 August, will mark four years since writer and filmmaker Oleg Sentsov was sentenced to 20 years in p… https://t.co/AsuKWTi8Os
Retweeted by PEN InternationalAt least 7 journalists were arrested over 19 and 20 Aug in #Turkey. They are: Ziyan Karahan, Ayşegül Tözeren, Ahmet… https://t.co/83LiCG5ZYu
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8/22
2019
A mural designed by @beckystrick springs up in Manchester's northern quarter calling for the release of Emirati act… https://t.co/dbhbfVNDIC
8/21
2019
'In Turkish history, most censorship cases have dealt with particular books and authors. Today’s war on books is di… https://t.co/iEWXIwoSFy
Retweeted by PEN InternationalUganda: Writer and academic Stella Nyanzi convicted and sentenced to 18 months’ imprisonment. #Ugandahttps://t.co/HfJ9ShOPhO
Retweeted by PEN InternationalJapan: On 3 August, the governor of Japan’s Aichi Prefecture announced the closure of an exhibition entitled ‘After… https://t.co/3pwEqCl3vd
Retweeted by PEN International'If everything in his country had been rosy, he would not have left. I am sure he carried concerns, carried fears,… https://t.co/OHdufp0cGT
8/20
2019
#OnThisDay in 1960, Penguin Books received a summons in response to plans to publish the first British unexpurgated… https://t.co/ty6sLhyHsF
Retweeted by PEN InternationalAzimjon Askarov’s health has seriously deteriorated the past few months. The journalist remains in a Kyrgyzstan ja… https://t.co/xAK2J5tg9o
8/19
2019
“I’m just a symptom of a wider phenomenon, an emboldened, increasingly violent far right.”  Owen Jones: attackers… https://t.co/kdy81WUND9"The tools [social media firms] offer to users versus governments make them complicit in the authoritarian rulers’… https://t.co/JAj0jJAzb6
8/18
2019
Most read this week: The Governor of Japan’s Aichi Prefecture announces the closure of an exhibition entitled ‘Aft… https://t.co/0JqHmi3XrQ
8/17
2019
'Though I’d been one of the lucky ones to hear her lecture when I was an undergrad at Berkeley, visiting Toni Morri… https://t.co/AXSdPXdVKC'People have a right to know how decisions that affect their future and the future of the country are playing out.… https://t.co/F0iAUekmDt"Prominent human rights defender Nabeel Rajab is serving a five-year sentence" "Opposition activist and blogger Dr… https://t.co/jPiwVL4WTuWe joined 14 Bahraini and international NGOs in calling on Amal Clooney, the UK Media Freedom Envoy, to urge the UK… https://t.co/eZQ9SMLyAB
8/16
2019
Delighted that last year's #PENPinter Prize winner @waleedabulkhair has been awarded the 2019 International Human R… https://t.co/UpF7cyAJs4
Retweeted by PEN International'Journalists in Jammu and Kashmir have the right to fulfil the duty of a free press.' PEN Delhi calls on India's g… https://t.co/WDI9zUIIwY
8/15
2019
89 days ago the activist Jose Bello was detained after reading a poem critical of America's immigration policies.… https://t.co/4b7Sz43mrzCartoonist Ali Dorani, aka Mr. Eaten Fish, spent more than four years in an #Australia-run detention camp for refug… https://t.co/aKNXtlwBHR
Retweeted by PEN International“Convicting Dr. Stella Nyanzi is having a chilling effect on the Ugandan community, as people are afraid to express… https://t.co/RcgemYW9beThe conviction of Ugandan writer and academic Stella Nyanzi for comments she posted on Facebook is a sad indictment… https://t.co/6hudacVN9D
8/14
2019
@RebHarms @globalfreemedia @MilenaBuyum @pen_int @RSF_tr Letter from Nedim, thanking IPI, PEN International and all… https://t.co/GDV1dbtEiP
Retweeted by PEN International20 organisations condamnent le maintien en détention provisoire d’Osman Kavala et demandent l’abandon de toutes les… https://t.co/aM0TTVxGfa“The reporters have no access to the news wires or social media. They cannot fact check anything online or make pho… https://t.co/UQl8qZRRB7‘This trial was a mockery of justice and exposed once again Kyrgyzstan’s broken judicial system.' Salil Tripathi,… https://t.co/6wS3xAYw5T
8/13
2019
‘The government continues its relentless and pervasive crackdown on civic space, media freedom and dissenting voice… https://t.co/CxzLNP6QqpBehrouz Boochani/@BehrouzBoochani wins Australia's National Biography Award. He accepted the award via WhatsApp, un… https://t.co/V7rymmdSgSBrazil’s Supreme Court has barred the Bolsonaro administration and Justice Minister Sergio Moro from investigating… https://t.co/23Up2NXVPY
8/12
2019
"Most people have said Stella Nyanzi is vulgar, rude and so on. One thing that they have missed out: it is this rud… https://t.co/Dn28EJ8DdF
8/11
2019
Sri Lankan author Shakthika Sathkumara has been released on bail. He spent more than four months in prison. We con… https://t.co/eH4FRSbeve'Writing is an ally of Indigenous Peoples. Translation opens windows for each community, both inwardly and outwardl… https://t.co/eDbUGSmWbH
8/9
2019
Shut from the light, cut from your freedom Simply for seeing the truth, for showing others the truth Read… https://t.co/dHVXcV3BPV
Retweeted by PEN InternationalUn tribunal du nord du Kirghizistan a confirmé la peine d’emprisonnement à vie contre Azimjon Askarov, journaliste… https://t.co/XPlKTLkPp9Jailed writer #ShakthikaSathkumara released on bail today! #SriLanka #lka @pen_int @englishpen @PEN_Deutschlandhttps://t.co/5Z3vQfUpOs
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8/8
2019
日本ペンクラブ声明―あいちトリエンナーレ 2019「表現の不自由展・その後」の展示は続 けられるべきである https://t.co/T4YYkqlzjcJapan: Aichi Prefecture cancels art exhibition focused on censorship: https://t.co/gmFwfKaKxWLa agresión en contra de la autora, periodista y activista Lydia Cacho Ribeiro/@lydiacachosi el pasado 21 de julio… https://t.co/aph9SewcCn"200 media outlets and publishing organisations had been shut down, 80 writers subjected to investigations and pros… https://t.co/0F3kbvnRjEFor promoting Uyghur's linguistic and cultural rights, Weli Ayup was detained and kept in a Chinese "re-education"… https://t.co/K3DZYHanBa
Retweeted by PEN International"In just three years, the publishing landscape in Turkey has been all but decimated." Over 300,000 books have been… https://t.co/5DhGJZiM5F"Our loss is double: the world loses a great writer and PEN loses an invaluable Vice President." PEN International… https://t.co/lG2CIwomwr
8/7
2019
"To have her voice silenced at this moment is an almost unbearable loss," says PEN America CEO @SuzanneNossel on de… https://t.co/nunrkicVCj
Retweeted by PEN International"If there is a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, you must be the one to write it." We ar… https://t.co/9UXL9NxfNACroatian Pen stands alongside @pen_int, @englishpen, @PENCanada, PEN Guadalajara, Scotish Pen,PEN San Miguel de All… https://t.co/X98D999DeR
Retweeted by PEN InternationalWe stand alongside @pen_int, @englishpen, @PENCanada, PEN Guadalajara, PEN San Miguel de Allende and @PENsweden cal… https://t.co/De8QIBEExK
Retweeted by PEN InternationalThe attack on writer, journalist and activist Lydia Cacho Ribeiro/@lydiacachosi on 21 July 2019 exposes once again… https://t.co/lwQYDXrabV“We know Japan as a country that respects arts and culture, but specific exhibitions are considered something that… https://t.co/cA3YtqklNh
8/6
2019
"The works bring out the inmates’ inner selves in the sense that through them, one can see what they are struggling… https://t.co/UZ6TdAKJec
8/5
2019
'I carried on working, knowing full well that the authorities would do nothing for me, as they did nothing for the… https://t.co/v2RY2oTzH6
8/4
2019
"What I hope to convey? Well, joy, love, the passion to feel how our choices affect the world . . . that’s all." H… https://t.co/oGG9l9kCuF
Retweeted by PEN InternationalThis week a court in northern Kyrgyzstan upheld the life sentence of journalist and human rights activist Azimjon A… https://t.co/fjqZiob3Qs
Retweeted by PEN International'The New York Times found that the Russian version of the book was heavily censored. 'Yuval Noah Harari was troubl… https://t.co/R3ObZWrfKy
8/3
2019
Today marks four months since award-winning writer Shakthika Sathkumara was arrested in Sri Lanka. He remains detai… https://t.co/CUrVe76sbp
Retweeted by PEN InternationalThis week a court in northern Kyrgyzstan upheld the life sentence of journalist and human rights activist Azimjon A… https://t.co/fjqZiob3QsBehrouz Boochani wrote a whole book while in detention on his phone. And it’s been widely hailed as a masterpiece o… https://t.co/v8tI14tDAB
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8/2
2019
In our August issue, read about how scholars and activists around the world are dealing with rising authoritarianis… https://t.co/C6QPibghj4
Retweeted by PEN InternationalBrasil: Llamamiento internacional a favor de la libertad de prensa tras los ataques a periodistas de The Intercept/… https://t.co/fa6d8USBOJ#Brasil A @RSF_inter lança um Chamado internacional em apoio aos jornalistas do site @TheInterceptBr >… https://t.co/xxn1aJ2aSY
Retweeted by PEN InternationalPEN International & 25 leading international journalism groups condemn the recent attacks against @TheInterceptBr a… https://t.co/Q69075Fxyy
8/1
2019
A worrying month in Europe: #Russia: a journalist is on the "terrorist list" for thought crime. #Ukraine: investi… https://t.co/zNG8CtifGl
Retweeted by PEN InternationalDefamation law has not been meaningfully reformed in 23 years but now we are closer than ever. Help us protect free… https://t.co/i2gXMvCokk
Retweeted by PEN International'It was an era when art was destroyed because it was dangerous.' Artist and journalist Zehra Dogan/… https://t.co/9W7sHebsNXLoujain Al-Hathloul is a Saudi rights activist who today spends her 30th birthday in detention. We stand with Louj… https://t.co/vzdHaBGUuYWe call on the Sri Lankan authorities to #FreeShakthika Award-winning writer Shakthika Sathkumara has been detaine… https://t.co/Q1KiGoeNbo
7/31
2019
'We have to move from indignation to action' The extraordinary @lydiacachosi, former winner of our #PENPinter Pri… https://t.co/UaACdBzgtd
Retweeted by PEN International"Irish writing has never shied away from experimentalism, and nor have readers been frightened off by it... there i… https://t.co/oEdP5e5ojVThis is personal. Our dogs were killed by the people my mother wrote about, the first a collie called Sam with its… https://t.co/aztM7izZ8Z
Retweeted by PEN InternationalToday, PEN America filed a legal brief urging a federal appeals court in California to immediately release Jose Bel… https://t.co/tIhELBlF4n
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7/30
2019
"Showing his work is another tool to talk about Oleg not as a criminal but as an artist." Imprisoned filmmaker Ole… https://t.co/lKkyn5uXJOWe've had some lovely letters of support for Galal El-Behairy after marking 500 days since his arrest earlier this… https://t.co/nGMdZEf3Ua
Retweeted by PEN InternationalBrasil: Centro PEN rechaza los actos en contra de la libertad de prensa en su país: https://t.co/n19nJOWdG4.@RSF_inter writes to the Chief Executive of Hong Kong detailing five proposals to end the violence against journal… https://t.co/aJgLopYGxT
7/29
2019
Bolsonaro doing great things again for Brazil's international image: the @washingtonpost article on his threats to… https://t.co/NUG7ktqufG
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7/28
2019
Targeting the messenger: Spate of physical assaults raises concerns #Turkey #mediafreedom https://t.co/sG1Bws2Itc via @IndexCensorship
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7/27
2019
“I won’t be intimidated. We continue to do our jobs. The mission of journalism has never been as important as it is… https://t.co/5xGET3MP51Edna O’Brien, winner of the PEN/Nabokov Award for Achievement in International Literature will appear on 11/13 with… https://t.co/HDkD2C1EDD
Retweeted by PEN International"I want to give my own small gift to Narges, which will be a walk on the mountain I love the most." – @samjordisonhttps://t.co/kDtrc1gOxi
Retweeted by PEN International“An artist has the responsibility to take stand,” @channeldraw in an interview with @PEN_Ertra's @abraham_zere:… https://t.co/Qe0fXSlA6x
Retweeted by PEN InternationalMaltese government refuses to commit to Daphne Caruana Galizia inquiry despite assurance it would do so by deadline… https://t.co/v4uP9fm7du
7/26
2019
If you're in London and free tomorrow lunchtime, please join us @SaudiEmbassyUK from 1pm to show your support for i… https://t.co/b9WL778If3
Retweeted by PEN International'I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve been told, directly or indirectly, that as a brown person I’m the luck… https://t.co/v9xpXlevd2“The trial is in itself an act of intimidation.” We join free expression organisations in calling for all charges… https://t.co/xs1qQfnedg
7/25
2019
We're searching for a Finance, HR and Administration Director to work within the Senior Management Team at PEN Inte… https://t.co/ehUBKmU50v
Retweeted by PEN InternationalWe are currently recruiting for an Events and Fundraising Officer based in London. The post plays a key dual role a… https://t.co/CtkcQVMPIp
Retweeted by PEN InternationalPEN International joins 20 free expression organisations in condemning the continuing pre-trial detention of Osman… https://t.co/2tdemUNsU7
Retweeted by PEN InternationalPEN International joins 20 free expression organisations in condemning the continuing pre-trial detention of Osman… https://t.co/2tdemUNsU7'The author is absent': glad to see that the launch event for the inaugural Migration & Diaspora Literature Festiva… https://t.co/8ULTkYSLID
Retweeted by PEN International“I am writing with a hope that we have a better life in Kabul, we live amidst so much tension, I can do nothing to… https://t.co/lCJOdTNqm0
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7/24
2019
Inspired by @IlhanMN, PEN America & @GuardianUS asked writers to share powerful lines from poems about overcoming h… https://t.co/1LU6kFnCnB
Retweeted by PEN International'It feels a little strange to write about a man I have never met. I have only ever spoken of Galal El-Behairy... My… https://t.co/aB4yOkjgFZ'If you're watching this video right now, it means I was arrested. Don't forget me. I'm waiting for your support.'… https://t.co/m2m5ezQoyx
7/23
2019
Book burner to stand trial in Iowa @BannedWeekUK https://t.co/SE3duqcpqD via @IndexCensorship
Retweeted by PEN InternationalThank you so much to all the press freedom organisations & individuals who signed this. This isn’t about an attack… https://t.co/O89ietr0Gc
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7/22
2019

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