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.
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.
Industry Notes: As Berlin underwrites exhibitors’ risk at Frankfurt, the Börsenverein makes ‘Freedom of Expression Week’ a recurring program.
International citizens are signing the new Charter for the Freedom of Expression created by the German publishers’ association.
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.
Leaders of Frankfurter Buchmesse and the Börsenverein, supported by the International Publishers Association, condemn the killing of Lokman Slim.
In a joint call to action, Europe’s writers and translators call on ministers of culture to take action against Lukashenko’s Belarus.