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

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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FEB 2023 – Mother Language Day

International Mother Language Day 2023 Held every year on 21 February, International Mother Language Day is observed to promote linguistic and cultural diversity, and multilingualism. To mark this anniversary, PEN International features the case of Belarusian writer, human rights defender, Nobel Peace Prize winner and PEN Belarus member Ales Bialiatski, detained since 2021 and currently on trial.…

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JAN 2023 newsletter

Dear Members and Fellow Travellers,  It was a pleasure to see some of you at the seminar with Peter Greste, on Human Rights Day 10 December 2022. Peter Greste is an award-winning journalist and author, who, along with his colleagues from Al Jazeera, was imprisoned by Egyptian authorities in 2013-15.  He started his talk by…

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