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17.12.2018Andrii Kurkov – PEN Ukraine’s New President

Such decision has been reached by members of PEN Ukraine during General report and election meeting. According to the Statute of PEN Ukraine, Andrii Kurkov will be the chairman of the organisation for the following 2 years.  … read more

21.11.2018No platform for a terrorist! Statement of PEN Ukraine on Zakhar Prilepin’s participation in the 34th Slovene Book Fair

The organizers of the 34th Slovene Book Fair have made an ill-considered decision to invite to this reputable cultural forum an extremely odious guest – the Russian writer, … read more

13.11.2018Chinese professor Guo Quan released

Chinese writer and professor, human rights activist Guo Quan was released yesterday due to expiry of his 10-year imprisonment, his colleague Zhang Yu reports.
Guo Quan, … read more

02.11.2018Statement of PEN Ukraine regarding Russian sanctions list

PEN Ukraine is deeply concerned about the inclusion of our colleague, member of PEN Ukraine, a well-known journalist and publicist Vitaly Portnikov in the sanctions lists of the Russian Federation. … read more

31.10.2018Mykola Riabchuk delivered a lecture on freedom of speech in Ukraine

On October 30, Mykola Riabchuk, the president of PEN Ukraine and a visiting scholar at the Center of Russain and Eurasian Stidies at Uppsala University delivered a lecture at the IRES on “‘Hybrid Censorship’ During the ‘Hybrid War’: Freedom of Speech and Expression in the Post-Euromaidan Ukraine”. … read more

19.10.2018PEN Ukraine is awarding three grants for translation of the book of stories by Oleg Sentsov into foreign language

PEN Ukraine in cooperation with the International Renaissance Foundation announces a competition for translation of Oleg Sentsov’s book of stories into three foreign languages – i.e., … read more

08.10.2018PEN International condemns horrific killing of Bulgarian journalist Viktoria Marinova

Responding to news that Viktoria Marinova, a Bulgarian journalist who reported on an investigation into alleged corruption involving EU funds, was brutally murdered, Carles Torner, … read more

01.10.2018PEN International calls on India to safeguard freedom of expression as the 84th PEN Congress closes in Pune, India

29 September 2018, Pune City – In recent years India’s climate for free expression has severely deteriorated, with writers, journalists and social media users finding themselves increasingly under attack, … read more

20.09.2018PEN Ukraine urges the Prosecutor General’s Office to stop pressure against journalists

To Prosecutor General of Ukraine
Lutsenko Y.V.
Attempts to put pressure on Natalia Sedletska, the editor-in-chief of the “Schemes: Corruption in Detail” investigation program and Kristina Berdinskikh journalist of the “Novoe Vremya” … read more

06.07.2018Facebook restricts Ukrainian users’ freedom of speech, – Ukrainian minister claims

“We continue to work on establishing relations with Facebook. Unfortunately, the main reason behind this is the issues that the Ukrainian segment of Facebook has faced. … read more

06.07.2018Ukrainian Blogger Held By Russia-Backed Separatists Declares Hunger Strike

A Ukrainian blogger being held by Russia-backed separatists in Ukraine’s eastern region of Donetsk has declared a hunger strike, a longtime friend and former lawmaker says. … read more