Posts Tagged: news

news

English PEN calls upon Indian government to protect Salman Rushdie

English PEN protests against the failure of the Indian authorities to offer adequate protection to the author Salman Rushdie, who is apparently facing pressure to withdraw from the Jaipur Literature Festival in the wake of extremist threats. English PEN understands that, rather than defending Rushdie’s right to freedom of expression, officials urged the festival organisers to

Read more

news

International Day to End Impunity

Today Article 19, the Committee to Protect Journalists, English PEN and Index on Censorship join dozens of freedom of expression organizations around the world to mark the inaugural International Day to End Impunity. In the past 10 years, more than 500 journalists have been killed. In nine out of 10 cases, the murderers have gone

Read more

news

Literary Agents AP Watt win 2011 Colman Getty PEN Quiz

Literary agents AP Watt were yesterday crowned winners of the tenth annual Colman Getty PEN Quiz.Tense competition saw AP Watt’s team ‘The Agile Agents’ secure victory by just one point, ahead of rival newspaper teams from The Times and the Daily Telegraph who tied in second place.  The Guardian’s ‘Kings Place Crew’ and The Independent’s

Read more