Des de 1922, defensem la llibertat d'expressió i els drets lingüístics, salvaguardem el patrimoni literari català i promovem el diàleg intercultural.
Since 2006, PEN Català has coordinated the Writers In Refuge Programme. This programme, with its roots in the Shelter Cities programme which was promoted by the International Parliament of Writers, aims to host a writer who is threatened, persecuted or at risk of being imprisoned as a consequence of their writing.
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None of the incidents have been seriously investigated by the authorities and since 2012 she and her family have been forced to change residence on several occasions, including a temporary exile outside Honduras in 2013.
Dina Meza is a Honduran writer, journalist and Human Rights activist. She has worked with a number of human rights organisations and digital media outlets since 1989, when her brother was kidnapped and tortured for an entire week. She is author of several articles and books, including the Honduras chapter in Vamos a portarnos mal: protesta social y libertad de expresión en América Latina [Let’s Misbehave: social protest and freedom of expression in Latin America] and Kidnapped: Censorship in Honduras. She is one of the founders of PEN Honduras and currently its President. Since 2006, Meza and her family have suffered harassment, death threats and other incidents that have put their security at risk. That is why she is obliged to be accompanied by the Peace Brigades International (PBI). None of the incidents have been seriously investigated by the authorities and since 2012 she and her family have been forced to change residence on several occasions, including a temporary exile outside Honduras in 2013.
Meza believes the harassment towards herself and her family members is linked to the campaign she led in favour of journalist Julio Ernesto Alvarado, targeted by the Honduran government. The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights has ruled in favour, since 2006, of offering Meza with precautionary measures, although this has not been enough to stop the harassments.