Day of the Imprisoned Writer

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It’s already Nov. 15th–Day of the Imprisoned Writer--in the country where I was born, the Philippines.

“It is a day of mourning, one where we pause to consider the appalling fact that writers continue to struggle with harassment, intimidation, threats, imprisonment, violence, and even death when they exercise their fundamental right to self-expression. But it is also a day of action, when we recommit ourselves to fight for the day when all writers, everywhere, can write freely and openly on any topic without the least fear of reprisal.”

Thank you PEN organizations everywhere for working tirelessly to defend the freedom of expression and for upholding literature as a force of world culture.

 

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