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PEN: Endangered Languages a Topic That Is still Alive

Bled, 29 March - The 39th International PEN meeting of writers in Bled got underway on Thursday with a panel on endangered languages and cultures on the verge of extinction. "Small" languages do not all share the same fortunes, with the Belarusan language for example finding itself in a very difficult situation, the participants established.

Bled, Park Hotel.
39th International PEN meeting of writers in Bled.
Representative of the Belarusian PEN centre Sergei Smatrichenka (left) and Slovenian PEN president Tone Persak (right).
Photo: Alenka Vesenjak/STA

Bled, Park Hotel.
39th International PEN meeting of writers in Bled.
Photo: Alenka Vesenjak/STA

Bled, Park Hotel.
39th International PEN meeting of writers in Bled.
International PEN Secretary Joanne Leedom Ackerman (left) and the president of the Peace Committee of International PEN Edvard Kovac.
Photo: Alenka Vesenjak/STA

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