The Writers in Prison Committee from Norwegian PEN sends regular protest letters to authorities who imprison or persecute writers, journalists and bloggers. Usually they are common writers who are just doing their job and using their right to express themselves. When Norwegian PEN appoints a few of those persecuted writers as honorary members, it means that we undertake the task to follow up on these people in particular. At the moment, Norwegian PEN has 5 honorary members. It is the Writers in Prison Committee who suggests new honorary members to the board of Norwegian PEN.