Venezuelan PEN Challenges Country’s Human Rights Record at UN

[caption id="attachment_4223" align="alignnone" width="350" caption="Popular Venezuelan newspapers. Photo by Cristobal Alvarado Minic."][/caption] Last Friday in Geneva, it was Venezuela’s turn to be examined by the Universal Periodic Review of the… More

Leading Writers Unite in Fight for Free Expression

PEN International, the worldwide community of writers and foremost advocate for free expression, meets in Tokyo this week to urge increased campaigning on behalf of silenced and imprisoned colleagues.… More

International PEN Elects New President

The International PEN Assembly of Delegates last week elected John Ralston Saul as International President. He will succeed Jirí Grušá, one of the most important Czech writers, who has… More

Resolution on Iraqi Refugee Crisis

Noting with profound concern the grave and growing refugee crisis precipitated by the US-led intervention in Iraq and exacerbated by the rise of terrorism and sectarian violence. More