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


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


ICORN Writers4.jpgICORN supports the artistic endeavours of its guest writers and promotes new spaces for intercultural dialogues worldwide.

“The Voice of Tahrir” first ICORN Guest Musician in Malmö

10 October 2014 Saved to Network News

184967_180721795305147_253823_n.jpgThe 27 year old Egyptian singer and activist Ramy Essam is the first ICORN guest musician to arrive in Malmö City of Refuge. Ramy Essam was hailed as the “singer of the revolution” at Tahrir Square during the uprising against President Mubarak’s regime in 2011.

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Anisur Rahman monologue on Malala Yousafzai invites Swedish students to reflect on the value of education

10 October 2014 Saved to Events, Festivals and Opportunities


Rahman’s text will be accompanied by two actors/dancers and a musician on stage this October, focusing on children’s right to education, peace and democracy.

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New book by Gilles Dossou-Gouin released in Canada

10 October 2014 Saved to Network News

Gilles Dossou-Gouin's new book, Dans cet Archipel, ruisseau nouveau de la Francophonie, is now available in Canada through publisher Les carnets de Dame Plume

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