The International Cities of Refuge Network is an association of cities and regions around the world dedicated to the value of Freedom of Expression.

Protection

Writers ICORN Cities offer persecuted writers a safe haven where they can live and work without fear of being censored or silenced.

Promotion

ICORN Writers3.jpgICORN supports the artistic endeavours of its guest writers and promotes new spaces for intercultural dialogues worldwide.

ICORN cartoonists in Freedom of Expression exhibition

April 2014 Saved to Network News

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Extremism (2013) by ICORN guest writer Fadi Abou Hassan, Drøbak city of refuge

ICORN cartoonists and guest writers, Arifur Rahman, Fadi Abou Hassan and Abdul Muhiaddin exhibit cartoons that caused them persecution in their home countries at the Norwegian Cartoonist Gallery in Drøbak. The occasion is the 200th anniversary of the Norwegian constitution and a celebration of freedom of expression.

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Omid Shams Gakieh is new ICORN Guest Writer in Aarhus

March 2014 Saved to Network News

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Omid Shams Gakieh, new ICORN guest writer in Aarhus city of refuge

On Wednesday 19. March Aarhus City of Rfuge officially welcomed their second ICORN guest writer, Iranian journalist, author and literary critic, Omid Shams Gakieh.

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ICORN General Assembly 21-24 May in Ljubljana City of Refuge

March 2014 Saved to Network News

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ICORN guest writers, city delegates, partners and observers from around the globe are convening in Ljubljana City of Refuge 21-24 May for the ICORN General Assembly. At present passing 40 member cities and regions, further growth and expansion - geographically and in scope - are among the subjects up for discussion during ICORN’s third Generally Assembly as an independent, international membership organisation. It is a unique chance to meet colleagues from across borders and sectors, and to remember the reasons why we are here: to give the writers a new opportunity in a safe space, to execute their basic human right to freedom of expression.

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ICORN GENERAL ASSEMBLY 2014

Ljubljana river and center
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Registration

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It is a great pleasure to wish you welcome to the ICORN General Assembly 2014. Member city delegates, guest writers, city officials, activists, experts and other guests from all parts of the world are invited to join ICORN for its fifth General Assembly, in Ljubljana City of Refuge from Wednesday 21 to Saturday 24 May 2014.


The assembly will start with a reception hosted by the Mayor in the Ljubljana Castle on Wednesday 21 May, and a rich and exciting programme continues through to Saturday 24 May. Draft programme.

We kindly ask you to register online before 25 March 2014.

The only people able to view the participants’ registration online is ICORN and the software provider. If you have any hesitations about registering (one of) your guest writer(s) online, you can write to ch@icorn.org for a registration form in word. 

 

Registration fee
Registration fee: € 370 (includes meals, hotel accommodation, events etc. for 21-24 May)
Registration fee ICORN Guest Writers: € 300
Accompanying person (spouse, partner etc.): € 300
Extra night at the hotel: € 100

Please note, that registrations later than 25 March will include an extra fee for the increased price of keeping unverified hotel rooms.

 

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