News from The Hub


When: Saturday, May 3
Where: Florence Gould Hall, The French Institute Alliance Française: 55 East 59th St.
What time: 1–2:30 p.m.

With Yousef Al-Mohaimeed, Thant Myint-U, and Biljana Srbljanović; moderated by Sameer Padania and introduced by former president of Ireland Mary Robinson

Tickets: $12/$8 PEN/FIAF members and students

Tickets are now available by fax or in person through FIAF’s box office. Tickets will also be available beginning March 29 through Ticketmaster: or (212) 307-4100.

Cosponsored by the French Institute Alliance Française and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy

PEN teams up with Witness, the international human-rights organization that uses video and online technologies to expose human rights abuses, for a look at some of the best grassroots human-rights reporting from around the world.

Festival participants from four countries will screen their selections of the most interesting video postings from The Hub, Witness’s new global online platform for human-rights media, and debate the role of writing and new technologies in protecting and expanding human rights.