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China: PEN renews its calls to release all writers, journalists and publishers

pen-digital-freedom-logo7 December 2016

RAN 24/16



Ahead of World Human Rights Day, PEN International reiterates its calls on the Chinese authorities to immediately and unconditionally release all writers, journalists, bloggers and publishers held for peacefully exercising their right to freedom of opinion, expression and association. The number of detained and imprisoned writers in China is among the highest in the world. PEN also calls on the authorities to ratify the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights without further delay. Continue reading

PEN Appeals to Xi Jinping for Release of Imprisoned Chinese

By EDWARD WONG SEPTEMBER 18, 2015 5:04 AM September 18, 2015 5:04 am

18sino-pen01-tmagArticleA photograph of Liu Xiaobo, the 2010 Nobel Peace laureate, at the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo. In 2009, he was charged with “inciting subversion of state power” and sentenced to 11 years in prison.Credit Espen Rasmussen for The New York Times

For them, pens and laptops are the tools of their trade and their megaphones to the world. Among their ranks are some of the best-known chroniclers of American society and Continue reading

Tibetan activist-writer challenges China’s ‘rule of law’ rhetoric in new book


Di-Lhaden-Picture-edit-234x300Tibetan writer and activist Lhaden. (File/TCHRD)

The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) has recently obtained a book written by Lhaden, a Tibetan writer and activist living inside Tibet. This latest book, Continue reading

Tibetan Writer Woeser Detained on Arrival at Lhasa Airport


Woeser in an undated photo.
Updated at 2.45 p.m. ET on 2014-08-08

Beijing-based Tibetan poet and writer Tsering Woeser said Chinese Continue reading

Stop the Clocks-‘Falling Out of Time,’ by David Grossman


David Grossman Credit Illustration by Peter Arkle
The emblematic Man, any man, every man Continue reading

Mary Novaria:My Friend Thinks I Don’t Work Because I’m a Writer

Posted: 07/18/2014 1:26 pm EDT Updated: 07/18/2014 1:59 pm EDT

It was just a casual conversation, and although I bristled when I heard the words, Continue reading