An Independent Mind - Curzon Soho, Sunday 2.15pm

There are still some tickets left for the screening of Rex Bloomstein's very thought-provoking film on free expression. The film will be followed by a panel discussion in which Rex and others will take questions from the audience. Speakers: Rex Bloomstein -…Read More

News: Job opportunity and autumn events schedule

Hi everyone, If you've ever fancied working with us at English PEN, now's your chance - we are advertising for a Campaigns Assistant to work on our international and UK campaigns. For details, see here:…Read More

Case of the month - Chinese writer Huang Jinqui

Huang Jinqui is currently serving a prison sentence following his September 2004 conviction for 'organising, planning and performing subversion of State power' in relation to the writings he published on the internet. He is due to remain in prison till 12…Read More

New case of the month - Cuban Pedro Argüelles Morán

Journalist and editor Pedro Argüelles Morán is currently serving a 20-year prison sentence following his arrest and conviction in the Black Spring of 2003, when the authorities cracked down on alleged dissidents. English PEN considers his conviction and…Read More

Case of the month: Egyptian blogger Kareem Amer

Egyptian blogger, Kareem Amer is currently serving a four year prison sentence following his conviction in February for 'disparaging Islam' and 'defaming the Egyptian president'. English PEN has received reports that he is being held in solitary confinement…Read More

Tomorrow evening: tickets left for defamation panel discussion

In January 2000, Caroline Workman - a writer for the Irish News - visited Goodfellas restaurant in Belfast, where she found the atmosphere 'joyless' and the food 'inedible'. Her critical review became the subject of a long-running court case, as the…Read More

Reminder: Demonstrate for free expression in China TODAY

When? 6-7pm, TODAY, Wednesday 4 June Where? Outside the Chinese embassy, Portland Place, W1B 1JL (Regents Park/Great Portland St tubes) Why? Today is the 19th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre. English PEN is joining Amnesty UK and others to…Read More
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