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War, Censorship, and Persecution: PEN International Case List 2023/2024 - Virtual Launch

Join us for the virtual launch of War, Censorship, and Persecution: PEN International Case List 2023/2024, where we will delve into the critical issues facing writers and activists worldwide. Launching on World Poetry Day, this event will be moderated by Ege Dündar, writer, activist, and Board Member of PEN International, and feature insightful discussions and presentations from prominent voices in the literary and human rights community. Panellists:

· Ma Thida, writer, activist, and Chair of PEN International’s Writers in Prison Committee

· Fatena Al-Ghorra, Palestinian poet

· Tania Bruguera, Cuban artist, author, and academic

· Marko Vidojković, Serbian writer and journalist

"This vulnerability of and risk to creatives, including writers, whose writerly outputs inevitably jettison them onto the frontline, akin to those working in journalism or those defending human rights, requires urgent attention." - Ma Thida, Chair of PEN International’s Writers in Prison Committee.

Our Case List is a yearly document of violations against writers: what happened, where, and by whom. It covers writers of fiction and non-fiction, publishers, journalists, academics, poets, playwrights, songwriters, and translators – anyone who works with the written word.

Join us for this important conversation on the state of freedom of expression and human rights around the world.

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