Advocating for Journalists in Dangerous Climate for Free Expression

An interview with Tony Cohan, chair of PEN San Miguel’s Freedom to Write Committee. What is a project that you have been working on in recent months? Personally, I have been finishing a novel, my tenth book. I turned in the final draft a few weeks ago. The Writers in Prison Committee, which I amContinue reading “Advocating for Journalists in Dangerous Climate for Free Expression”

Day of Freedom of Expression, June 7, 2018

A statement from PEN Mexico, endorsed by PEN Guadalajara and PEN San Miguel. Haga clic aquí para ver el original en español. We have arrived at June 7th, the Day of Freedom of Expression, apparently forgetting the anniversary of the death of Manuel Buendía, “the first journalist assassinated by the narcopolitica”, a phrase borrowed fromContinue reading “Day of Freedom of Expression, June 7, 2018”

PEN at the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations, 2018

by Elizabeth Starcevic, President Emerita, PEN San Miguel, Mexico Although the highlighted topic this year at the UN’s  Commission on the Status of Women was “Rural Women and Girls”, many of these women were denied visas and therefore unfortunately were not able to represent their concerns in person. Discussions about rural women referred to propertyContinue reading “PEN at the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations, 2018”