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 Writers2.jpgICORN supports the artistic endeavours of its guest writers and promotes new spaces for intercultural dialogues worldwide.

The City of Oaxaca joins ICORN

01 January 2015 Saved to Network News


The new Casa Refugio will be ready to receive a guest writer by April 2015.

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ICORN cartoonists respond to Paris shooting

01 January 2015 Saved to Network News

ICORN cartoonists Mana Neyestani, Fadi Abou Hassan and Arifur Rahman respond to the attack on their colleagues in Charlie Hebdo on 7 January with new cartoons.

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ICORN Season's Greetings 2014

12 December 2014 Saved to Network News

An eventful, challenging and exciting year is coming to an end. We want to thank all guest wrtiers, city coordinators, supporters and partners for your fantastic work in 2014, and look forward to lots of new encounters and fruitfil cooperation in the year to come.

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