Tuesday, February 11, 2014

PEN and UNESCO to bolster Haitian Creole publishing

PEN International has announced that it will be partnering with UNSECO on a major new research and capacity building program, working with PEN Centers in Kenya, Serbia, Haiti, and Nigeria to strengthen the minority language creative publishing industries in those countries.

Entitled “Developing the Minority Language Creative Industry in Kenya, Haiti, Serbia and Nigeria: An Inter-Regional Research, Advocacy and Development Programme,” the project will involve three key elements:

1. A one-year research project exploring how cultural policies and barriers impact writers from minority language backgrounds.

2. Capacity-building and training with the four PEN Centers to strengthen their advocacy for linguistic rights.

3. Support from PEN International’s Publishers Circle to PEN Centers and local publishers to strengthen minority language publishing in those countries.

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