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

Khaled Harara releases two new singles

May 2015 Saved to Network News

Makten & Härligheten and ICORN rapper Khaled Harara

and Elhoria are a collaboration between Swedish jazz rock band Makten & Härligheten and ICORN rapper Khaled Harara, and will be released 21 May 2015.

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Linköping joins ICORN!

April 2015 Saved to ICORN Featured Writers

Linköping is now officially an ICORN member city.

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Creative Resistance – Stories from the Edge of Freedom

April 2015 Saved to Network News

The biannual ICORN Network Meeting & PEN International WiPC conference will be held in Amsterdam 26-28 May 2015

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