Arrest Warrant Issued for Another Myanmar Writer

Arrest Warrant Issued for Another Myanmar Writer

With the Rakhine non-fiction writer, Wai Hin Aung (don’t be surprised if you have never heard of him) currently serving 20 years for high treason and the ongoing trials (plural!) and tribulations of the Peacock Generation poetic satire group, comes another writer currently wanted for, well, opening his mouth …

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PEN President in Burma

PEN President in Burma

John Ralston Saul is a Canadian writer with a long background in Burma, having spent a large part of the 80’s in South East Asia witnessing the repression of freedom of speech in the region’s literature.  In 2009 he was elected President of PEN International, the largest literary organisation in the world that supports freedom of expression and creativity …

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PEN Myanmar

PEN Myanmar

It seems like PEN has spent the last 20 years supporting the struggle for freedom of expression in Myanmar, championing the plight of writers in prison, such as the founding members of the Myanmar Pen, Dr Ma Thida (Sanchaung) and Nay Phone Latt, both recipients of PEN Awards. Now PEN has come to Myanmar …

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