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First Day of the Dead event in London

© Stephen Brayne
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© Stephen Brayne

First Day of the Dead event in London

Photograph of PEN members at the inaugural protest event held for PEN International’s Day of the Dead. On 2 November 2011, members of the public, members of staff from PEN International and English PEN, students from the King’s College PEN group, and assorted translators met outside the Mexican Embassy in London to hold a vigil for the persecuted, murdered and missing journalists of Mexico – casualties of the ‘war on drugs’. Since then PEN International has continued to used the Dia de Muertos period traditionally celebrated in Mexico – late October to early November – to commemorate journalists and writers who are killed or disappeared as a result of their work.

First Day of the Dead event in London

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Primer Día de los Muertos en Londres

Fotografía de miembros de PEN en la primera protesta celebrada por PEN Internacional para el Día de los Muertos. El 2 de noviembre de 2011, miembros del público, empleados de PEN Internacional y del Centro Inglés, estudiantes del grupo PEN de King's College y traductores, se reunieron al exterior de la Embajada Mexicana de Londres para hacer una vigía a los periodistas perseguidos, asesinados y desaparecidos en México, víctimas de la «guerra contra las drogas». Desde entonces, PEN Internacional ha seguido usando la tradición mexicana del Día de los Muertos - celebrada a finales de octubre y principios de noviembre - para conmemorar a periodistas y escritores que han sido asesinados o han desaparecido por haber ejercido su profesión.

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02/11/2011

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Stephen Brayne

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PEN International

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