PEN Club Français

Le PEN Club français, fondé en 1921, est une association qui promeut la liberté d’expression et de création et qui défend les droits des écrivains, journalistes, éditeurs, traducteurs menacés ou emprisonnés dans le monde du fait de l’expression de leurs idées.

 

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Découvrez les dernières actualités du PEN CLUB Français et International.

China: immediately release blogger and human rights activist Liu Yanli

Tuesday 2 June 2020 - 1:34pm Liu Yanli RAPID ACTION NETWORK 1 June 2020 RAN 03/2020 China: Immediately release blogger and human rights activist Liu Yanli PEN International protests the four-year sentence pronounced on 22 April 2020 by the Dongbao District Court against blogger and human rights activist Liu Yanli, who has been convicted for her social media posts criticising China’s leadership....

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PEN Malaysia denounces increased use of Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998

Wednesday 27 May 2020 - 4:19pm Journalism In Malaysia PEN Malaysia, chapter of the worldwide association of writers, PEN International denounces the increased use of Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act (CMA) in recent weeks to target writers and members of the public for expressing their views on social media and in the press. South China Morning Post journalist Tashny Sukumaran...

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India: release poet P Varavara Rao on medical grounds

Monday 1 June 2020 - 5:55pm P Varavara Rao (centre) 1 June 2020 PEN International is deeply concerned for the welfare of Indian poet P. Varavara Rao who has been in detention since November 2018. Aged 81 and in poor health, a bail hearing for Rao is due 2 June 2020. Given his fragile state of health and questions surrounding the validity of the charges under which he is held, PEN is calling for...

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Présentation de l’anthologie poétique “Résister”

Mercredi 27 mai 2020 Versión en español a continuación. Le PEN Club français est heureux d'annoncer un cycle de soirées destinées à présenter l’anthologie bilingue (espagnol-français) de poésie latino-américaine « Résister », coéditée par le PEN Club français. « Résister » donne voix à 150 écrivains contemporains d’Amérique Latine. Chaque chapitre de cet ouvrage a été conçu...

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Centro PEN Argentina anuncia “El Mañana”, programa literario en línea

Friday 22 May 2020 - 9:24pm Pen Argentina El Centro PEN Argentina, la Universidad de San Martín (USAM), la Dirección General Lectura Mundi, y el Ministerio de Cultura de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires anuncian “El mañana”, programa literario online que tiene como objetivo ser un diálogo literario a través de la poesía, microrrelatos, cuentos cortos y fragmentos de novelas y ensayos. Todos con una...

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Turkey: immediately halt criminal investigation against Ragıp Zarakolu

Wednesday 13 May 2020 - 9:07am Ragıp Zarakolu PEN International calls for the immediate discontinuation of the criminal investigation against human rights defender, author and publisher Ragıp Zarakolu for allegedly undermining the constitutional order and insulting the President. A complaint was filed by President Erdoğan and the presidency’s Communications Director Fahrettin Altun concerning a...

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Yemen: over 150 NGOs appeal for death sentences of four journalists to be overturned

Wednesday 13 May 2020 - 11:13am (Top) Abdulkhaleq Ahmed Amran and Akram Saleh Al-Walidi (Bottom) Al-Hareth Saleh Hamid and Tawfiq Mohammed Al-Mansouri Arabic version below. Organisations which support human rights, press freedom and journalists are calling on United Nations mechanisms and member states to help save the lives of four Yemeni journalists who were sentenced to death in April 2020 in...

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Joint letter: human rights and cultural groups call for release of Mustafa Gamal

Friday 8 May 2020 - 8:00am Mustafa Gamal We, the undersigned, call for the immediate release of Mustafa Gamal from prison in Egypt. His imprisonment in pre-trial detention is an egregious instance of the Egyptian government’s continuing crackdown on freedom of expression, in violation of international human rights conventions to which Egypt is a signatory. His detention was renewed on 6 May for...

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PEN joins open letter to European Commission regarding SLAPPs

Wednesday 20 May 2020 - 10:31am The Berlaymont, EU Commission | Credit: Jai79 Today, PEN International, Danish PEN, English PEN, German PEN, Norwegian PEN, Scottish PEN and Swedish PEN joined the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom and 18 other organisations in an open letter to the European Commission regarding the threat of vexatious litigation against journalists, activists and...

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Sri Lanka: Drop investigation into award-winning writer Shakthika Sathkumara

Wednesday 8 January 2020 - 2:00pm Shakthika Sathkumara Update - 19 May 2020 On 19 May 2020, Shakthika Sathkumara's case was postponed to 22 September. PEN International continues to call for the charges against him to be dropped. Update #2 to RAN 09/12 PEN International is deeply concerned by the ongoing legal proceedings against award-winning writer, Shakthika Sathkumara, accused of inciting...

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México: Gobierno debe fortalecer medidas de protección a periodistas y eliminar discursos que estigmaticen a reporteros y medios

Lunes 18 mayo 2020 - 4:57pm English version below. Mexico Uno De Los Países Con Más Violencia A La Prensa Londres, 18 de mayo de 2020.- El asesinato de Jorge Miguel Armenta Ávalos, director del periódico El tiempo, las amenazas al periódico Reforma, las recientes investigaciones de la agencia de noticias del estado mexicano Notimex y el discurso estigmatizante a medios y reporteros por parte de...

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Lettre ouverte au ministère égyptien de la Justice

Shady Habash A son Excellence Omar Marwan, ministre de la Justice Nous, soussignés, demandons une enquête transparente sur la détention et la mort de Shady Habash, cinéaste, décédé en prison au début du mois, à l’âge de 24 ans. De plus, nous demandons la libération immédiate de tous les artistes et écrivains qui sont en détention provisoire uniquement pour avoir exercé leur droit fondamental à...

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