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PEN Report on India Reveals Culture of Stifling Dissent

An inefficient legal system and what amounts to unchecked abuse of vague and overbroad legislation have contributed to a chilling effect on free speech within India’s society and throughout its public sphere.

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literary events

By Word and Deed with Adam Hochschild and David Bezmozgis

Author and historian Adam Hochschild will take the stage with writer David Bezmozgis at PEN Canada’s benefit at the International Festival of Authors on Saturday, October 22.

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PEN Canada Deplores the Killing of Nahed Hattar

PEN Canada deplores the killing of writer Nahed Hattar, who was gunned down outside a courtroom in Amman, Jordan on Sunday, September 25, 2016.

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from the archives

Summer 1996: Margaret Atwood, Eugene Benson & Graeme Gibson Look Back

Authors Margaret Atwood, Eugene Benson and Graeme Gibson brought PEN Canada to Toronto in 1984.

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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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