Three leading writers’ organizations in Europe call for coordinated response to the Lukashenko regime’s brutality.
As PEN Belarus is told it’s to be shut down, PEN America’s Suzanne Nossel speaks of ‘when a government silences and stomps on its writers.’
The European Writers Council and a consortium of agencies working with PEN America blast the Lukashenko regime’s new raids in Belarus.
The US chapter of PEN International weighs in with a report on the Erdoğan regime’s repression of writers and freedom of expression.
Rights Roundup today includes titles from Russia, Catalonian Spain, Turkey, Australia, Germany, Chile, and the Belarusian struggle.
The Börsenverein has partnered with Frankfurter Buchmesse and nine other institutions in a petition pressing for the activist’s release.
Demanding the detained writer’s release, the Belarusian PEN Centre unites with sister agencies on the freedom to publish.
The second edition of PEN’s Freedom to Write Index sees an alarming jump in writer detentions from 238 detainees in 2019 to at least 273 in 2020, in 35 countries.
The violent state arrest of the Georgian opposition leader Nika Melia prompts a message of alarm to the publishing community from Tbilisi.
In a joint call to action, Europe’s writers and translators call on ministers of culture to take action against Lukashenko’s Belarus.