All posts tagged PEN

  • Charlie Hebdo and the PEN Award

    Protests against and controversy surrounding Charlie Hebdo’s reception of the PEN award for “freedom of expression courage”: an exploration of freedom expression that takes a toll on human dignity.


  • Protest in Thailand
    Thai Freedom: We Can’t Breathe

    “Half of every story in Thailand is Royal… How can we write anything, even a historic novel, when we’re only allowed to touch the subject by praising them in a way that seems too unbelievable to be true?” Thai writer Marisa Akara calls attention to the stifling effects of the vice-like lèse-majesté law.