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Join us! We’re Looking for a Communications Intern

We are looking for a dynamic and creative person to join our small team for a 12-month communications internship supported by the RBC Foundation.

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literary events

Don’t Fence Me In: A Calgary PEN talk with Patrick Finn and Chris Turner

In this first-ever PEN Canada event in Calgary, award-winning sustainability author Chris Turner and provocative performance theorist Patrick Finn open up questions of sacred cows and taboo topics in the prairie metropolis.

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SAUDI ARABIA: Raif Badawi’s Second Round of Flogging Postponed on Health Grounds

According to unconfirmed reports, the case against imprisoned editor Raif (or Raef) Badawi has been referred to the supreme court amidst international condemnation of his flogging.

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from the archives

From the Archives: Free Press has Obligations

In September, 2005, the Danish newspaper Jyllands Posten published editorial cartoons that satirized the prophet Mohammed. PEN Canada recommended restraint in order to create a space for critical debate, while defending the right to publish the cartoons.

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featured video

Video and Audio: Still Points in a Turning World

We are pleased to present the video highlights and full audio from Wade Davis and John Vaillant’s conversation on a writer’s role in a fast-changing world from our Spring Ideas in Dialogue event.

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