Strident international objections have followed China’s 14- and 12-year sentencings this week of writers Xu Zhiyong and Ding Jiaxi.
PEN ‘Freedom to Write’: 277 Writers, Intellectuals Jailed in 36 Nations
An alarming follow-up to the February 2021 Myanmar coup d’état: Yangon moves into the Top 10 Freedom to Write Index offenders.
The UK’s Society of Authors: A ‘Pay the Creators’ Campaign
The Society of Authors and more than 20 associated organizations are promoting freelancers’ rights in creative work.
Rights Edition: Finland’s Oulu Stages the 2022 ‘Books Meet Rights’
The northern-Finnish rights-trading program ‘Black Hole: Books Meet Rights’ has its second annual outing, February 11 and 12.
Year’s End: European Writers’ Council Follows Up on COVID’s Impact
The European Writers’ Council’s study of the COVID crisis’ impact on authors brings sobering estimates to an uncertain holiday season.
European Writers Council Reports the Belarusian Writers Union ‘Forcibly Dissolved’
Reports of the dissolution of the Union of Belarusian Writers by the Lukashenko government’s high court describe a ‘Kafkaesque’ procedure.
Belarus One Year After the Election: Writers, Translators, Journalists Speak Out
Three leading writers’ organizations in Europe call for coordinated response to the Lukashenko regime’s brutality.
Lukashenko Regime To Close PEN Belarus in Minsk
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.’
European Writers Council and PEN America Slam Belarus Raids
The European Writers Council and a consortium of agencies working with PEN America blast the Lukashenko regime’s new raids in Belarus.
Germany’s Publishers Demand That Belarus Release Roman Protasevich
The Börsenverein has partnered with Frankfurter Buchmesse and nine other institutions in a petition pressing for the activist’s release.