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PEN’s work on Turkey: An action in support of Zeynep Ceren Kuray

PEN, founded in the early Twentieth Century, counts itself as the “world’s oldest human rights organization.”  Among its early members were H.G. Wells, George Bernard Shaw, and Joseph Conrad.  Today, it is one of the leading advocates for writers and … Continue reading

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Top PEN prize Ayşe Berktay

PEN America has awarded Ayşe Berktay its most prestigious award this year, the PEN/Barbara Goldsmith Freedom to Write Award. The award, which “honors international writers who have been persecuted or imprisoned for exercising or defending the right to freedom of expression” … Continue reading

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