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  • Day of the Imprisoned Writer: Governments urged to free unjustly imprisoned writers
  • Day of the Imprisoned Writer: Governments urged to free unjustly imprisoned writers

    15 November is the 33rd anniversary of the Day of the Imprisoned Writer. This year PEN is highlighting the cases of five writers from Cameroon, China, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, and Paraguay and calls for their immediate and unconditional release and for the charges against them to be dropped, along with all other writers similarly threatened.

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U.S., Europe, others fall short in speaking out and supporting democracy

The world's leading democracies have a poor record of responding to the rise of authoritarianism in their own regions, according to a Freedom House report. The unwillingness to challenge violations of human rights, suppression of civil society, media restrictions etc. comes within the context of a mounting challenge to democratic institutions presented by authoritarian powers in Eurasia, the Middle East, China, and elsewhere.

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