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With his pen & camera @BehrouzBoochani has shone a light on the horror, cruelty & injustice of Australia's policy t… https://t.co/57u1NTtVGx
Retweeted by PEN InternationalHong Kong leader suspends controversial extradition bill after months of protest and criticism. Read the latest i… https://t.co/CylhAIKQy5
6/15
2019
Novelist Paul Ewen will be reading in support of award-winning writer and journalist @BehrouzBoochani, stranded on… https://t.co/0hRINlVXUl
Retweeted by PEN InternationalWith his pen & camera @BehrouzBoochani has shone a light on the horror, cruelty & injustice of Australia's policy t… https://t.co/57u1NTtVGxOver 100 leading African writers and intellectuals ask President Afwerki to be allowed to visit jailed journalists… https://t.co/sBfnraSZTj🇧🇭Enough is enough! Today marks @NabeelRajab 's third year in prison in #Bahrain, guilty of... tweeting and giving… https://t.co/v55QTd703S
Retweeted by PEN InternationalPEN International and English PEN on the decision to sign a US extradition order for Julian Assange:… https://t.co/Q5ZyQj2wY4I am happy to say that the "HONG KONG VOICES WITH CHINA IN VIEW" special issue of @PENsweden's The Dissident Blog i… https://t.co/AhqLnFPhp5
Retweeted by PEN InternationalAhead of Friday's summit in Malta, IFEX & its members @RSF_EECA @pen_int @globalfreemedia @EFJEUROPEhttps://t.co/8Y0KzGiCJn
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6/14
2019
Ahead of the 6th @southEUsummit we urge EU leaders to address ongoing impunity in the case of assassinated journali… https://t.co/BoQbIq2Gt5'Bookshop owners go underground to evade state censorship. Government officials orchestrate a fake assassination. A… https://t.co/RKCTUNhyFBWe're honoured to partner with @ilkyazedebiyat, supported by @pen_int to showcase young Turkish writers & poets. To… https://t.co/qniZKVvVcz
Retweeted by PEN InternationalSo pleased to hear that #AyşeDüzkan, whose case we highlighted during writer in residence @zehradoganjinha's instal… https://t.co/r6ia1GXCis
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6/13
2019
Happy Pride Month 🏳️‍🌈 https://t.co/Tgy26JpsOBRussian journalist #IvanGolunov released & all charges dropped days after his arrest & hospitalization. His relea… https://t.co/i8NHhkpYk7Good news from #Turkey: journalist #AyşeDüzkan has been released from prison. Düzkan was imprisoned for participati… https://t.co/bkSSg3D8GUPEN Hong Kong (@hongkongpen) ExCos on Hunger Strike (Wed 12 June 2019) to mark our continued protest against the Ho… https://t.co/ADFq4jJqf9
Retweeted by PEN InternationalWith @pen_int, we submitted evidence to @foreignoffice on global #PressFreedom looking at #disinformation, defamati… https://t.co/N1PFaXGxaB
Retweeted by PEN InternationalWe welcome the release of Lucía Pineda Ubau and Miguel Mora, journalists who were arrested during a raid on their n… https://t.co/OoSOALFW6q
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6/12
2019
We welcome the release of Lucía Pineda Ubau and Miguel Mora, journalists who were arrested during a raid on their n… https://t.co/OoSOALFW6qAs the trial of writers and Catalan civil society leaders @jordialapreso and @jcuixart comes to an end, PEN Interna… https://t.co/XaUCJ4IHgs.@realDonaldTrump has made 10,796 false or misleading claims over 869 days - and the pace is picking up. Since cro… https://t.co/FKEdOBzkcM
Retweeted by PEN InternationalGirish Karnad: The Renaissance man of Indian culture: https://t.co/yufrl49N0q
Retweeted by PEN InternationalSix years ago, Mustafa al-Kharouf appeared in a documentary describing the difficulties of living stateless and und… https://t.co/hMMqaK1sXL
6/11
2019
PEN International strongly condemns the detention of Zara Mohammadi, a Kurdish language teacher. Mohammadi was arre… https://t.co/7v81EzpXeGUN special rapporteur for freedom of expression @davidakaye talks to @AJEnglish about the state of free speech and… https://t.co/3qbGeIjyXUThis is excellent news. Attacks on women speaking up, speaking out are what @pen_int address in its Women's Manife… https://t.co/oG0vP8sFI0
Retweeted by PEN InternationalIf you're in London tonight, why not head to @FreeWordCentre for a conversation on the lives and work of… https://t.co/VxCkguXfnERussian newspapers join forces in solidarity with detained journalist https://t.co/avBLCRd0TbAnother man set himself on fire today in Manus. Here is his story on Channel Ten.#auspol https://t.co/qnywXr6mQ2
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6/10
2019
Russian journalist Ivan Golunov 'beaten by police in custody' 'Hundreds of people protested against his arrest out… https://t.co/DxeyorX8SC
6/9
2019
Meet the residents: join us on Monday 10 June for @zehradoganjinha & @Mimimefo237 in conversation with our Director… https://t.co/h84urAPKRw
Retweeted by PEN International“The government doesn’t care about media freedom and free expression. It isn’t a priority.” PEN Myanmar gathered e… https://t.co/0DSc6Edl76
6/8
2019
Kyrgyzstan: Ailing, jailed journalist Azimjon Askarov is allowed just 6 family visits and 2 phone calls a year.… https://t.co/Mg7B6d8bGf
Retweeted by PEN InternationalPEN Sydney calls on the government to respect the independence of the media and to urgently take steps to protect m… https://t.co/21BEW6vBMi
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6/7
2019
Edinburgh arts festivals lobby for urgent visa reforms after a dozen authors were refused visas. https://t.co/dxmVpvjD2C'Books and bookshops are on the up. Sales of books have risen for the fourth successive year; and, perhaps most enc… https://t.co/ijKIrlZYyO'Raymond Louw was a true PEN champion, his commitment and reflection were always warm and inspirational at PEN cong… https://t.co/tIqTxXQWYb'While I was president of @pen_southafrica, Raymond Louw was my mentor, my guide and my friend. He was one of the m… https://t.co/pzCXsUewmMWe are deeply concerned for the health and wellbeing of prominent journalist and human rights defender Narges Moham… https://t.co/27DmfTYid2Federal police in #Australia raided a Sunday @Telegraph editor's home and the offices of @abcnews in successive day… https://t.co/b4L13NSdLy
Retweeted by PEN InternationalIt's a surreal world. I never thought the day would come when I write in solidarity with Australian journalists and… https://t.co/0EQ8Fg1DPM
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6/6
2019
PEN International is deeply concerned for the health and wellbeing of prominent journalist and human rights defende… https://t.co/mko8KfHFm2
6/5
2019
Congratulations to the wonderful @lemnsissay on winning the 2019 PEN Pinter Prize @englishpen #PENPinterPrize! https://t.co/emneRsrnj2Russian authorities have told dating-app Tinder it will have to comply with requests to hand over messages and phot… https://t.co/jb8nQCdhYDLiu Xiaobo, former president of the Independent Chinese PEN Centre (ICPC) and a PEN member, wrote these words for h… https://t.co/tRdMfVNpyjThirty years since Tiananmen massacre Croatian PEN marks the anniversary with WE HAVE NO ENEMIES, poems by Liu Xia… https://t.co/25fWKizxOv
Retweeted by PEN International'The memory of the past is an individual’s property. To deny it is to obliterate humanity.' - @aiww writes in the… https://t.co/UsKGEvWnKy
6/4
2019
We remember the novelist and short story writer Franz Kafka, who died #OnThisDay in 1924. https://t.co/N7IE9JT2ssWe asked Kätlin Kaldmaa, President of Estonian PEN what home means to her: #AtHomeEverywhere https://t.co/QLiTiz3HjpBriefing from @IndexCensorship. The UK government’s online harms white paper: implications for freedom of expression https://t.co/btwPPq3rJK
Retweeted by PEN International#Solidarity with #ElifShafak #freedomofexpression https://t.co/U1gjnkX94u
Retweeted by PEN International'Turkish prosecutors have launched investigations into writers of fiction including the award-winning novelist… https://t.co/QtMAIZi8IRCheck out the latest PEN International Case List for all the stats on writers and artists persecuted globally in 20… https://t.co/n2i898wb4K
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6/3
2019
.@Twitter has apologised for suspending accounts critical of Chinese government policy days ahead of the 30th anniv… https://t.co/A5AAGK9KlgNearly all applicants for US visas will have to submit their social media details under newly adopted rules. The S… https://t.co/q21PP0LxbU
6/2
2019
#Narges_Mohammadi is in danger! She had surgery some days ago. They brought her back to prison before her treatment… https://t.co/pvjoHrxtRc
Retweeted by PEN InternationalWhat does home mean to Felix Villeneuve of @PENquebec? #AtHomeEverywhere https://t.co/x9R6FyQ5Ac
6/1
2019
We @pen_int are leaving Rotterdam but will take many great stories with us. #AtHomeEverywhere continues - stop by i… https://t.co/4XuSmczfe3Brazilian journalist Robson Giorno shot and killed in Rio de Janeiro state https://t.co/e5vHVpTkGT
Retweeted by PEN International"A celebrated poet and writer and staunch defender of freedom of expression." Our congratulations to Yirgalem Fiss… https://t.co/hYl3qKW4mX‘Home to me isn’t just the freedom to eat or sleep. Home to me is the ability to think and talk freely, which we do… https://t.co/SeVpWeLzuV‘If you were to ask me where I’m from, I would say I’m from the Internet.’ Khalid Albaih‘In my experience those who leave their homes leave because of some compulsion. Rarely do people just leave. And in… https://t.co/cxUyW0fnwR‘Writing in a different language that is not my mother tongue gives me a sort of freedom. It’s a separation that is… https://t.co/ojICYaKi2KAn honour & privilege to have these incredible writers, artists & activists sharing their experience of finding & m… https://t.co/VVSnlVR4mDCartoonists #AtHomeEverywhere - @khalidalbaih @realEatenFish @Arifur1 @abdularts - thank @ICORN_ORG @pen_inthttps://t.co/cOqH3eHlSY
Retweeted by PEN InternationalThe wonderful Caroline Stockford of @PENWalesCymru shares what home means to her: #AtHomeEverywhere https://t.co/AXGFx1cFdwIdris Aba Arre is a writer and disabled veteran of the Eritrean war of independence. Since his arrest in 2001, he h… https://t.co/BJpNW7OmHLPEN International is deeply saddened by the passing of our friend, colleague and former Czech PEN president, Jiří S… https://t.co/VfmP8yrrvI"I am on the side of the oppressed. When I took pictures of the student protests in Bangladesh, the crosshairs land… https://t.co/LKteKMOgnb
5/31
2019
‘When we say we’re at home everywhere what kind losses or gains accompany this?’ https://t.co/dUEvgQdkrDThe wonderful Yiyun Li begins her keynote ‘ The Art of Losing a Home, The Art of Finding a Home’ at tonight’s PEN /… https://t.co/VtEPS1MAghFormer PEN Empty Chair case, Shahidul Alam, now free, presents Ilham Tohti’s Empty Chair at the ⁦@ICORN_ORG⁩ / PEN… https://t.co/bDsewyg0K2"Home, for me, is an abstract concept." We asked @abraham_zere, Executive Director of @PEN_Ertra what home means t… https://t.co/cdqvZppdaYAsli Erdogan outlines that Turkish has no he/she pronouns and in her novels she enjoys the ambiguity, giving her th… https://t.co/0DVFw4ZX3r
Retweeted by PEN InternationalEl @pen_int també denuncia que Espanya vulnera la llibertat d'expressió d'activistes i artistes al llistat mundial… https://t.co/xE0Dv3JfB4
Retweeted by PEN International"in a poem, some things cannot be translated" Iranian poet, Muhammad Bamm highlights how living in exile makes tran… https://t.co/mxruZNQhhg
Retweeted by PEN InternationalMy introduction to the @pen_int Case List (2018) where I focus on attacks on women writers. @englishpen @pendelhihttps://t.co/gkqBIMslFj
Retweeted by PEN InternationalAn incredible panel at the @ICORN_ORG @pen_int #AtHomeEverywhere meeting with Asieh Amani, Suzanne Ibrahim, Ciler I… https://t.co/flFtsaKzDSFeeling at home in Rotterdam! The feeling every writer and reporter in the world will like to have. In this amazin… https://t.co/4zWbdiGVNA
Retweeted by PEN International"I became a political cartoonist because my life became a political situation." Eaten Fish/@Mreatenfish describes… https://t.co/583VrT1EbX"Were it not for the intervention of @ICORN_ORG, Eaten Fish's story could have had a very different ending." Terry… https://t.co/myySWgZKGD @barrakstar @hongkongpen Dear Barrak, please use this link: https://t.co/cAT5aNGyVvNedim Turfent is an editor and poet incarcerated in Turkey on trumped up terrorism charges. We call for his immedia… https://t.co/SaJS70wtR7Today in Rotterdam @pen_int during the Writers in Prison Committee meeting, unveils the 2018 Case List of writers i… https://t.co/J6i6e7Aa4R
Retweeted by PEN InternationalFreedom of expression under threat - today we publish the PEN International Case List, which documents attacks on f… https://t.co/oemzs8wxuEI’ll never forget the moment all those hands went up in support of this report. It presents the most compelling evi… https://t.co/pj3vvVJFmw
Retweeted by PEN InternationalA Privilege to read This Manifesto - PEN, Thank You. 🙏🏿 N x https://t.co/mbOBHQ37F6
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5/30
2019
Thanks to Ali Dorani aka Eaten Fish for this beautiful postcard for the #AtHomeEverywhere meeting in Rotterdam, whe… https://t.co/yQVgEKDXuM
Retweeted by PEN InternationalAn honour to introduce Shahidul Alam at @pen_int @ICORN_ORG conference in Rotterdam. https://t.co/Sj4KHN5bwm
Retweeted by PEN InternationalThe mayor of Rotterdam, Ahmed Aboutaleb, invites the participants of #AtHomeEverywhere to a welcome dinner featurin… https://t.co/y62PLHO71pAt the opening ceremony of #AtHomeEverywhere we remember Nesrin Sotoudeh, currently serving 38 years behind bars in… https://t.co/UL2AOboK6TThanks to Ali Dorani aka Eaten Fish for this beautiful postcard for the #AtHomeEverywhere meeting in Rotterdam, whe… https://t.co/yQVgEKDXuM#AtHomeEverywhere, the PEN/@ICORN_ORG conference is bringing together experts, writers, artists, journalists and pa… https://t.co/re0Yt50gpU @monakareem @ICORN_ORG @englishpen @saliltripathi @norsk_pen @PEN_Ertra @hongkongpen @ScottishPEN @PEN_Deutschlandhttps://t.co/xrPLHbJelg"The prisoners I met while I was detained: I carry their stories with me." Shahidul Alam's keynote speech describe… https://t.co/5rqTCF2rgnSee @MissDumezweni's full reading of the PEN International Women's Manifesto below: https://t.co/AUhB2bEzs7 https://t.co/NJdlGtXzE6"PEN believes that violence against women, in all its many forms, both within the walls of a home or in the public… https://t.co/TOwCV65ZrUThe welcome speeches are about to begin as we launch #AtHomeEverywhere on the SS Rotterdam. https://t.co/snHJftOBWh
5/29
2019

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