Literature knows no frontiers is the opening phrase of the PEN International charter. In this series writer Arnold Zable brings you tales from across the globe of writers who have gone to jail or been disappeared simply for putting pen to paper or posting online, for expressing themselves, for telling the truth. From Myanmar to Uganda, East Turkestan to Turkey these poets, writers and journalists tell fascinating stories of censorship and survival.
And to mark the centenary of PEN International, a human rights organisation that fights for freedom of speech, there are also two episodes about the history of PEN here and overseas. Continue