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Imprisoned but not silenced - PEN stands in solidarity with writers

November 15, 2016

Each year, on 15 November, PEN International, PEN Centres and PEN members from around the world commemorate the Day of the Imprisoned Writer to highlight … Continued

NEW PEN report on India reveals culture of stifling dissent, criminalising free expression

September 22, 2016

An inefficient legal system and what amounts to unchecked abuse of vague and overbroad legislation have contributed to a chilling effect on free speech within … Continued

PEN Sydney Writers Panelist - J.M. Coetzee Makes the 2016 Man Booker Dozen

July 28, 2016

The longlist, or ‘Man Booker Dozen’, for the £50,000 Man Booker Prize is announced today. This year’s longlist of 13 books was selected by a … Continued

Freedom of expression under deadly assault

July 11, 2016

New Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, just weeks after he won the national elections, said that most journalists killed in the country were corrupt. Coming from a country … Continued

Gillian Triggs Lecture Audiofile

July 1, 2016

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 … Continued


April 27, 2016

You are invited to join us at the Sydney Writers Festival to hear the celebrated human rights lawyer and President of the Human Rights Commission, … Continued

Free Voices Lecture: Featuring PEN International President Jennifer Clement

February 7, 2016

You are invited to join us for a very special event as we host renowned Mexican-American writer and PEN International’s first woman President, Jennifer Clement. … Continued

AUSTRALIA’s Anti–Terrorism laws Resolution

October 27, 2015

At the recent PEN International Congress in Quebec City, the first resolution adopted by the Assembly of Delegates of PEN International, was about Australia’s Anti-Terrorism Laws. … Continued

Day of the Imprisoned Writer: Special Lecture from David Malouf

October 19, 2015

  On 15 November 2015, PEN Sydney will mark the 34th anniversary of the annual Day of the Imprisoned Writer with a special lecture from … Continued

Peter Greste Pardon!

September 27, 2015

The Egyptian government has now announced that Australian journalist Peter Greste will be pardoned, along with his two Al Jazeera colleagues whose pardon was announced … Continued