behind the bars

Dawit Isaak

Dawit Issak is Eritrean-Swedish poet, journalist, dramatist who was co-owner of the first private newspaper Setit. Dawit was taken to prison in September 2001 along other colleagues and editors of the private newspapers banned then. The following is what his brother wrote on his 5000 days behind the bars. It has been published in Swedish Dissident Blog. […]

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PEN Eritrea Launches

PEN Eritrea has officially been established at the 80th PEN International Congress in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan on first October 2014. The Center joins a global network of writers in over 100 countries across the globe who campaign to promote literature and defend freedom of expression.   The founding members of PEN Eritrea are delighted to announce the official establishment of […]

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