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Free Expression in Malta: 2018 PEN Congress Resolution

Here is the resolution put forward by PEN Netherlands and Scottish PEN about the state of free expression in Malta at the 84th PEN International Congress in Pune, India, September 2018

October 16, 2018

Daphne’s Legacy

On the one year anniversary of the killing of Daphne Caruana Galizia we remember her bravery and legacy and look to the future to what we can do to protect journalists in Scotland, Europe and across the globe.

October 16, 2018
Playwright Jo Clifford

Jo Clifford: Censorship & Violent Threats in Brazil

PEN centres based in the UK have urged the Foreign Secretary to call on the Brazilian government to ensure The Gospel According to Jesus Queen of Heaven by Jo Clifford can be performed in Brazil free from threats of violence and censorship.

September 12, 2018

Featured Member's Writing

Valerie Gillies
The Spring Teller

Every spring has its own song – from potent legendary wells to inspiring new sources. Listening to the voice of each one, world renowned poet Valerie Gillies composed a new poem to fit. “The Spring Teller” records the author’s remarkable journey across Scotland, which took over three years and included visits to over a hundred springs.

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