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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

05.10.2018Oleg Sentsov announced the end of his hunger strike

Oleg Sentsov will end his hunger strike tomorrow, October 6, due to the threat of force feeding.
He announced it in the letter, which he passed through his lawyer Dmitry Dinze. … 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

14.09.2018Jailed Ukrainian Filmmaker Sentsov Nominated For Sakharov Prize

European lawmakers have nominated Ukrainian film director Oleh Sentsov, who has been on hunger strike in a Russian prison for nearly four months, for this year’s Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. … read more

03.09.2018Toxic Propaganda vs. Freedom of Speech: What Literature Can Do in the Post-Truth Era? Regional meeting of the Central East European PEN Centers and Podiumdiskussion in Chernivtsi

Since 2010, the Ukrainian PEN Center organizes annual meetings of the Central and East European PEN Centers, with a strategic plan to institutionalize them as a regional network of PEN Centers under the auspices of the PEN International. … read more

22.08.2018More than 15 national PEN Centres and cultural organizations took action on the 100th day of Sentsov’s hunger strike

Yesterday PEN Centres, writers’ unions, cultural and civic organizations hosted simultaneous actions in 11 European countries, USA and Canada to mark writer and filmmaker Oleg Sentsov’s 100th day on hunger strike. … read more

21.07.2018Odesa International Film Festival supports imprisoned director Sentsov

Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov could not attend the Odesa International Film Festival this year. He is imprisoned in Russia.
But at every film screening in Odesa, … 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

21.06.2018G7 Envoys ‘Deeply Concerned’ About Jailed Ukrainian Filmmaker Sentsov

Ambassadors of the Group of Seven (G7) leading industrialized states say they are “deeply concerned” about the situation of film director Oleh Sentsov and “other Ukrainian prisoners and detainees” … read more

20.06.2018Council Of Europe Calls On Russia To Free Ukrainian Filmmaker Sentsov

The chief of Europe’s top human rights body is urging Russia to release imprisoned Ukrainian film director Oleh Sentsov, who is currently on hunger strike while serving a 20-year sentence. … read more