PEN ROMANIA condamna atacul terorist impotriva revistei Charlie Hebdo de la Paris

   PEN Romania se alatura intregii mass-media internationale in condamnarea ferma a atacului terorist indreptat impotriva redactiei revistei Charlie Hebo, atac Intamplat ieri, 7 ianuarie 2015, la Paris, in care au murit 12 persoane si au fost ranite alte 11.

   PEN Romania sustine pozitia PEN International care afirma din nou valorile esentiale ale organizatiei noastre, intre care se numara in primul rand libertatea de gandire si de expresie si lupta impotriva totalitarismelor de orice fel, fie ele politice sau religioase.


penPEN appalled by savage attack on French satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo.

 

(7th January 2015) PEN International, French PEN, PEN Lebanon, English PEN, PEN Turkey and PEN American Centre condemn the unprecedented attack on the office of the French publication Charlie Hebdo in Paris today in which 12 people died and seven were injured.

 

This is not the first time that journalists, editors, writers, cartoonists  and translators have been targeted for expressing opinions that may offend, outrage or shock sections of society. But there has never been an assault on such a scale in Europe. There can be no justification for using violence to silence or intimidate those who speak out, no matter how offensive their views.

 

In the face of such violence, it is incumbent on all governments and religious leaders to strengthen their commitment to press freedom and to safeguard freedom of expression as a fundamental human right. This attack must be investigated promptly and impartially in accordance with international standards and the perpetrators brought to justice.

 

John Ralston Saul, President of PEN International said: “PEN is appalled by today’s savage attack on Charlie Hebdo. Today the entire PEN family stands in solidarity with journalists in France, and all over the world, who are increasingly subjected to violence for exercising their right to freedom of expression.

 

Condemning the cowardly attack on the office of the magazine, Jean-Luc Despax, President of French PEN said: “Despite this atrocious act, freedom of expression remains intact, whether expressed through art, satire or analysis.” 

 

Further comments from PEN Centres and members:

 

Sofi Oksana, Finnish PEN member said,  Too often we living in democratic states take freedom of expression granted. It’s not. It’s something we need to defend and protect every day and it means zero-tolerance to every action trying to diminish it. 

 

Now it’s our duty to make sure the terrorists will be brought to justice and it’s also our duty to make sure that discussion about the importance of freedom of expression will be in front line also in countries where we take it for granted. It’s also our duty to make sure that terrorist attacks won’t lead to self-censorship or censorship by art-sponsors and institutions. That would undermine the basic elements of democracy.

 

Salman Rushdie, English PEN member noted, “Religion, a mediaeval form of unreason, when combined with modern weaponry becomes a real threat to our freedoms. This religious totalitarianism has caused a deadly mutation in the heart of Islam and we see the tragic consequences in Paris today. I stand with Charlie Hebdo, as we all must, to defend the art of satire, which has always been a force for liberty and against tyranny, dishonesty and stupidity. “Respect for religion” has become a code phrase meaning “fear of religion.” Religions, like all other ideas, deserve criticism, satire, and, yes, our fearless disrespect.”

 

Maureen Freely, President, English PEN said: “Today we are all horrified, devastated and appalled.  But tomorrow we must look for new ways to stand together with writers and artists of all backgrounds and faiths and take courage from our shared commitment to free speech.”

 

Peter Godwin, President of PEN American Center said: “We are sickened and shocked by this atrocious attack. The right to criticize – even in a manner some may find offensive – is vital to all free and democratic societies, and writers and artists around the world must unite to protect freedom of expression against this cowardly and deplorable act.

 

PEN Turkey condemned the “Violent attack which killed not only our friends – journalists and caricaturists, but also threatens our  freedom of thought and expression. Today, we are all Charlie Hebdo.”

 

PEN Quebec, in the name of its members and all writers from Quebec, “condemns the slaughter of our colleague’s from the magazine Charlie Hebdo. We join the global literary community, and all those who reject violence and wish to live in freedom and to express their views and thoughts freely”.

 

Other PEN centres from all over the world sent us or are in the process of sending us  messages of solidarity.

 

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INTÂLNIRE PEN ROMANIA la CLUB A din BUCURESTI

INTÂLNIRE PEN ROMANIA la CLUB A din BUCUREȘTI

   La invitația lui Un Cristian și a Casei de pariuri literare, vineri 19 decembrie, ora 19, va avea loc o întâlnire PEN CLUB ROMÂNIA la Club A din București.

INTÂLNIRE PEN ROMANIA la CLUB A din BUCUREȘTI

    Este vorba despre o “ediție” din cadrul CDPL FEST 32, în care se va discuta despre carta PEN International și istoria PEN România, despre angajarea scriitorului în arena publică în actuala noastră democrație, și se va face o lectură de poezie.

Evenimentul va fi prezentat de Magda Cârneci (președinte PEN România) și Simona-Grazia Dima (secretar PEN România).

Lectura de poezie va fi susținută de cîțiva dintre membrii PEN recenți. In ordine alfabetică, aceștia sunt: Mircea Cărtărescu, Ioana Nicolaie, Simona Popescu, Ofelia Prodan, Elena Ștefoi, Ecaterina Țarălungă, Răzvan Țupa.

 

Intâlnirea va fi înregistrată pe video și va fi integrată într-un film despre PEN România realizat de Un Cristian.

http://www.blog.cdpl.ro/15-12-2014-cdpl-fest-32-o-editie-pen-club-romania/

 

PREMIUL PEN ROMANIA 2014

PREMIUL PEN ROMANIA 2014

 

Vineri 21 noiembrie, în cadrul târgului Gaudeamus de la București, a avut loc decernarea premiului PEN România 2014. Inițiat în 2013, premiul are în vedere cărți din toate genurile literare care abordează cu precădere teme legate de specificul PEN International, cea mai mare organizație mondială a scriitorilor din care face parte și PEN Romînia – libertatea cuvântului, recuperarea memoriei colective, lupta împotriva cenzurii și tiraniei și protecția scriitorilor, drepturi lingvistice, drepturi ale minorităților etc.

 

Juriul alcătuit din Daniel Cristea-Enache, Gabriel Dimisianu, Caius Dobrescu, Alex Ștefănescu și Magda Cârneci a deliberat asupra a 6 titluri apărute în 2013: Urma de Adrian Alui Gheorghe, Amazoanele de Adriana Babeți, Un singur cer deasupra lor de Ruxandra Cesereanu, Dragul meu turnător de Gabriel Liiceanu, Negru și roșu de Ioan T. Morar și Soldații.Poveste din Ferentari de Adrian Schiop.

 

Premiul a revenit cărții Dragul meu turnător de Gabriel Liiceanu, care, conform motivației juriului, reprezintă un eseu-roman sau roman-mărturie al unei probleme de conștiință care ne privește pe toți : modul în care Securitatea din perioada comunistă a controlat și a marcat, inisidios sau pe față, existența noastră cotidiană, cu urmări psihologice și sociale care durează și în prezent.

 

La decernare au participat mulți membri ai PEN Club România și diverși scriitori, cât și Radu Coșarcă, director de relații externe la ENEL, sponsorul premiului. Mulțumim Radio România Cultural, Radio România Actualități și TVR2 pentru participarea la decernare. Un reportaj asupra acestui eveniment va fi prezentat în emisiunea „Carte, Arte și Capricii” sâmbătă 29 noiembrie, ora 12,30, pe TVR2.

 

Puteți viziona de pe acum ceremonia premiului PEN România 2014 la linkul de mai jos, grație jurnalistului Adrian Sturdza de la Epoch Times căruia îi mulțumim:

http://epochtimes.ro/video/decernarea-premiului-pen-club-gabriel-liiceanu-despre-grotesca-realitate-transpusa-literar-in-dragul-meu-turnator—252 .

Premiul PEN Club România 2014

Premiul PEN Club România 2014 – 21 noiembrie, orele 18-19

 

Premiul PEN Club România 2014 – acordat acelor titluri care abordează o problematică legată de libertatea de expresie, apărarea scriitorilor față de ingerința politicului, recuperarea memoriei și traumelor colective – anunță șase cărți finaliste, apărute în 2013:

Adrian Alui Gheorghe – Urma, roman (București, Cartea Românească, 2013); Adriana Babeți – Amazoanele, eseu (București, Polirom, 2013); Ruxandra Cesereanu – Un singur cer deasupra lor, roman (București, Polirom, 2013); Gabriel Liiceanu – Dragul meu turnător, eseu (București; Humanitas, 2013); Ioan T. Morar – Negru și roșu (București, Polirom, 2013); Adrian Schiop – Soldații. Poveste din Ferentari, roman (București, Polirom, 2013).

 

Premiul va fi decernat în cadrul târgului de carte Gaudeamus din București vineri 21 noiembrie, orele 18,00, sala Cupola, pavilionul Romexpo, București. Printre participanți: Ana Blandiana, Gabriel Liiceanu, Gabiela Adameșteanu, Alex. Ștefănescu, Ruxandra Cesereanu, Daniel Cristea-Enache, Adriana Babeți, Adrian Alui Gheorghe, Caius Dobrescu, Gabriel Dimisianu, Ioana Ieronim, Simona-Grazia Dima și alții. Din partea sponsorului va participa Radu Coșarcă, PDG ENEL România. Moderator: Magda Cârneci, președinte PEN România.

 

Premiul PEN Club România 2014 este organizat în parteneriat cu Uniunea Scriitorilor din România și cu Grupul pentru Dialog Social. Parteneri media: România Literară, Observator Cultural, Revista 22, Agenția de carte. Premiul PEN România 2014 este sponsorizat de ENEL ROMÂNIA.

 

PEN International Newsletter: 13th October 2014/ La Lettre de PEN International 13 octobre 2014

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