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Lydia Cacho Ribeiro and Samar Yazbek talk to Philippe Sands

Writing with Courage

Hay Festival 2021, 

2021 marks the centenary of English PEN, the organisation that promotes the freedom to write and to read. Mexican journalist and activist Lydia Cacho Ribeiro and Syrian journalist and author Samar Yazbek are both winners of the PEN Pinter Prize for an International Writer of Courage. They talk to the English PEN president and international human rights lawyer Philippe Sands about the vital role of free expression in speaking truth to power.

Samar Yazbek will be working with the interpreter Ibrahim Kadouni for this event.

Lydia Cacho Ribeiro and Samar Yazbek talk to Philippe Sands