is creating an online magazine about freedom of expression and literature.




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About PEN/Opp

PEN/Opp is an international online magazine founded by Swedish PEN in 2011. The magazine serves as a forum for people to tell stories that relate to the pervasive and explosive struggle for the freedom of expression. By publishing writers and journalists who are not allowed to publish in their home countries, PEN/Opp wants to retrieve the democratic head start and to function as a worldwide link between readers, writers, and media. Over the years, we have made accessible texts that have been censored or confiscated, texts that have disturbed those in power and been smuggled out of prisons, and texts that due to self-censorship have even struggled to be imagined.

To date PEN/Opp has published texts by three hundred and twenty writers from fifty-five countries. Because we publish texts in their original language, as well as in English and Swedish—we now have readers in approximately one hundred and fifty countries.

Our work depends upon funding and donors. Every contribution, big or small, is valuable for us.

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