The Perth chapter of PEN International

PEN Perth is a non-profit organisation fighting for human rights and freedom of speech.

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Conversation with Kolkata poet Srijato and Boorloo’s Robert Wood (audio recording)

Latest News

MAY 2023 Newsletter

Looking back at World Press Freedom Day World Press Freedom Day Celebrated every 3rd of May, this year’s theme for the Day was “Shaping a Future of Rights: Freedom of expression as a driver for all other human rights” (working title), signifying the enabling element of freedom of expression to enjoy and protect all other…

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APRIL 2023 Newsletter

Afghanistan: Arrest of girls’ education activist latest example of Taliban repression PEN International is deeply concerned over reports regarding last week’s arrest of educator and prominent advocate for girls’ education, Matiullah Wesa, and calls for his immediate and unconditional release. Matiullah’s detention is just the latest example of the Taliban’s intolerance towards anyone who challenges…

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MARCH 2023 newsletter

Dear PEN Perth Members and Friends, PEN Perth has been following ‘curious case of Hany Babu’ over the last couple of years. Globally, PEN International has advocated strongly for this former Delhi University Linguist. Some of you were able to join us for the video conference with Dr Babu’s wife Dr Jenny Rowena at our last…

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