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Empty chair at human rights conference

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Empty chair at human rights conference

An empty chair set with a white lily and crucifix as an altar to commemorate the 25th year since the death of sixteen journalists in Paraguay. This altar was created for a conference titled Por la Libertad de Expresión y los Derechos Humanos, which took place in Asunción and was held on 2 November 2017 as part of PEN International’s Day of the Dead Campaign – an inititative that was launched on 2 November 2011 as a means of annually commemorating writers and journalists who have been murdered, or who have disappeared, as a result of their work.. This event, which was the first of this kind held by the Paraguayan Centre, featured talks by well-known journalists, poets and radio hosts, and was widely reported upon in the Paraguayan press.

Empty chair at human rights conference

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Silla vacía en la conferencia por los derechos humanos

Una silla vacía con un lirio blanco y un crucifijo, como si fuera un altar, para conmemorar 25 años desde la muerte de dieciséis periodistas en Paraguay. El altar fue creado durante una conferencia tituladaPor la Libertad de Expresión y los Derechos Humanos, que tuvo lugar en Asunción el 2 de noviembre de 2017, en el marco de la campaña del Día de los Muertos de PEN Internacional; una inciativa empezada el 2 de noviembre de 2011 para recordar anualmente alos escritores y periodistas asesinados o desaparecidos, por haber ejercido su trabajo. Emi Kasamatsu, presidenta del Centro Paraguayo (2007-12; 2017-19), puede verse sentada en la parte derecha de la primera fila. El evento, el primero de esta clase celebrado por el Centro Paraguayo, contó con charlas de periodistas, poetas y presentadores de radio de renombre, y tuvo un gran impacto en la prensa paraguaya.

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02/11/2017

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Paraguayan Centre

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Paraguayan Centre  (PEN Paraguay)

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