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PEN International appoints new Director of Advocacy & Communications

lundi 27 novembre 2017 - 12:00am

PEN International is pleased to announce the appointment of Ebony Riddell Bamber as Director of Advocacy & Communications for their Freedom to Write Programme.

Carles Torner, Executive Director of PEN International said:

“We are thrilled to welcome Ebony to our global community of writers, particularly at a time when we are facing unprecedented threats to freedom of expression across the globe. She will lead our efforts to protect writers at risk, conduct international advocacy, shape our global communications and advance our Make Space campaign for writers in exile.”

Ebony joins PEN International from the Equality & Diversity Forum, a UK network of human rights and equality charities, where she was Director of Research & Impact. She has a strong and varied track record in international advocacy, public engagement and campaigns, working for organizations such as Health Poverty Action, Save the Children and Amnesty International.

Notes to editors:

PEN International promotes literature and freedom of expression. Founded in 1921, our global community of writers now spans more than 100 countries. PEN International is a non-political organisation which holds Special Consultative Status at the UN and Associate Status at UNESCO.

For more information please contact Ebony Riddell Bamber at or call 020 7405 0338