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  • Silencing Whistle Blowers in Australia: A Sydney PEN Letter Writing Evening

     

    Professor David Isaacs and his son Mark Isaacs have both worked in Nauru, and both have defied the Australian Border Force Act, which makes it a crime for people working in our asylum seeker detention centres to discuss operational matters publicly.

    You are invited to the September Sydney PEN letter writing evening to hear David and Mark speak against the cruelty they witnessed in Nauru and participate in letter writing session to help free imprisoned writers in our region.

     

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  • PEN SPECIAL EVENT AT WRITERS FESTIVAL

    Listen to the recent PEN Free Voices Lecture at the Sydney Writers Festival to hear the celebrated human rights lawyer and President of the Human Rights Commission, Professor Gillian Triggs discuss the nature and implications of freedom of expression as an internationally recognised human right. More here

     

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