Notes from a prison cell: PEN’s Writers in Prison Committee

From Index on Censorship  

This issue  brings together some of the world’s finest writers to look back at one of the longest running campaigns for freedom of expression: PEN’s Writers in Prison Committee (WiPC). Run mostly by writers, for writers, it marks its fiftieth anniversary this year, and while its case histories and supporte rs read like a hall of literary fame, the continuing necessity of its existence can never be a cause for celebration. The contributors to this issue also explore the moral dilemmas and pitfalls that face all human rights campaigners.
 

 
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Natasha Schmidt
Strength in numbers
DOI:
10.1177/03064220100390040102

 

Lydia Cacho
Reluctant heroes
DOI:
10.1177/0306422010388594
 

 

Margaret Atwood
Don’t tell us what to write
DOI:10.1177/0306422010388981


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