Sydney PEN, an affiliate of International PEN, is an association of writers devoted to freedom of expression in Australia and in the world at large. In accordance with the PEN Charter it uses its influence on behalf of writers anywhere who are silenced by persecution, exile or imprisonment and acts as an authoritative source on matters of free expression.
In their latest newsletter, I was commissioned to write about the freedom of the press in repressive states such as Sri Lanka and Russia.
We must listen to these voices and learn.
(My 2008 article for PEN is here.)