EWC STATEMENTS

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Posted on October 22, 2019, 7:18 pm
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In this section you can find EWC statements on particular topics.


EWC demands support for writers, translators and cultural workers fleeing Belarus
On 14 July 2021, the Directorate “Combating Organised Crime and Corruption” of the Belarusian Ministry of the Interior has conducted a nationwide ‘radical cleansing’ operation against independent associations of writers, journalists, cultural workers, and human rights organisations, including EWC Member, the Union of Belarusian Writers, and PEN Belarus. PEN Belarus is about to be closed by the Government on August ...

The EWC condemns the attacks of the dictatorial Lukashenko regime on its member, the Union of Belarusian Writers, as well as on the writers’ organisation PEN Belarus in Minsk
An unprecedented wave of violations against independent cultural and human rights organisations rolls through the suffering country: ...

Playing off the right to education and culture, and the authors’ right against each other harms a democracy
As the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) held the 41th session of its Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) online, EWC President Nina George submitted on behalf of the European Writers’ Council the following statement on Exceptions and Limitations. ...

WIPO: EWC President’s testimonial on the “integrity of the digital society”
Photo: Emmanuel Berrod. Copyright: WIPO. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 IGO License. ...

International & European Solidarity for Belarus and EWC Member The Union of Belarusian Writers (UBW)
The Members of the European Writers’ Council support its member the Union of Belarusian Writers in its efforts for democracy, free speech and new fair elections. Several european and international networks from the cultural and the book world joined the movement. ...

The EWC condemns the detaining of poets and translators in Minsk and the action against Nobel Laureate Svetlana Alexievich
The European Writers’ Council condemns the detaining of three poets and translators in Minsk and the action against the Nobel Prize winner for literature, Svetlana Alexievich Yesterday evening the poets and translators, Hanna Komar, Uladz Liankevich and Siarzh Miadzvedzeu of the Belarusian PEN Centre, were arrested and taken to Akrestina Prison. Today, 9 September, police teams are searching the house ...

The European Writers’ Council condemns the criminal case opened by Alexander Lukashenko against the Nobel Prize winner for literature, Svetlana Alexievich, and the Coordination Council in Belarus
The European Writers’ Council demands a peaceful development in Belarus, which will allow its citizens freedom and democratic participation. The EWC supports its member the Union of Belarusian Writers in its efforts for democracy, free speech and new fair elections. ...

EWC Statement on Belarus: we urge the governments of the European Union not to stand by in silence
The European Writers’ Council vehemently condemns the massive violations of free speech and human rights in Belarus The European Writers’ Council is highly concerned about the violent and systematic oppression of peaceful protests against the official results of the presidential elections and against the autocratic President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko.  ...

WRITERS AND TRANSLATORS CALL ON THE DECISION MAKERS FOR AN OVERALL POLITICAL COMMITMENT TO AUTHORS AND CULTURE
THE DIVERSITY OF EUROPEAN LITERATURE IS UNDER THREAT Brussels, 2 June 2020. European Writers and Translators call on all decision makers for an overall political commitment to culture and a system update of the book world. The EWC recommends 37  ...

Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Copyright: EWC response to the WIPO consultation
How original is artificial intelligence? Consultation response of the European Writers’ Council, registered observer at WIPO, to WIPO/IP/AI/2/GE/20/1 – WIPO Conversation on Intellectual Property (IP) and Artificial Intelligence (AI). To be submitted until 14 February 2020. ...

Scotland: EWC at the IFFRO World Congress. Statement on the importance of PLR
At the annual IFRRO World Congress in Edinburgh (4.-7.11.19) EWC President Nina George gave a short presentation on Public Lending Right. ...

Switzerland: EWC President’s Statement at WIPO on Limitations & Exceptions
As the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) held the 39th session of its Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR), EWC President Nina George spoke on behalf of the European Writers’ Council to give professional writers’ view on Limitations and Exceptions ...

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