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Saudi Arabia: Raif Badawi spends his 2000th day behind bars

Saudi Arabia: Raif Badawi spends his 2000th day behind bars

By | November 16, 2017 at 1:39 pm

PEN International condemns the ongoing arbitrary detention of blogger Raif Badawi, currently serving a 10-year sentence in Saudi Arabia.

Posted in: Campaigns

#GivingTuesday Fundraiser: ‘Codename Sally’ @ Hot Docs

#GivingTuesday Fundraiser: ‘Codename Sally’ @ Hot Docs

By | November 13, 2017 at 3:55 pm

Join PEN on #GivingTuesday for “Codename Sally”, a new documentary that recounts PEN’s secret mission to free Salman Rushdie 25 years ago.

Posted in: Events

China: Writer and PEN Member Dies While on Medical Parole

China: Writer and PEN Member Dies While on Medical Parole

By | November 8, 2017 at 11:29 am

“‘In the beginning, there was the word.’ This was what our dear colleague Yang Tongyan believed. He spent 22 years of his life in prison, and finally he paid with his life to prove the truth of this sentence.

Posted in: News

Rashad Ramazanov is PEN’s Empty Chair at the International Festival of Authors

Rashad Ramazanov is PEN’s Empty Chair at the International Festival of Authors

By | October 23, 2017 at 10:02 am

The writer and blogger Rashad Ramazanov is PEN Canada’s Empty Chair at the 38th International Festival of Authors (IFOA).

Posted in: News

Imprisoned Palestinian Poet Ashraf Fayadh Wins PEN Canada One Humanity Award

Imprisoned Palestinian Poet Ashraf Fayadh Wins PEN Canada One Humanity Award

By | October 17, 2017 at 8:30 am

Imprisoned Palestinian poet and visual artist Ashraf Fayadh will receive the PEN Canada One Humanity Award, October 20 at the International Festival of Authors.

Posted in: News

Egypt: Arbitrary Detention and Health Concerns for Egyptian Writer

Egypt: Arbitrary Detention and Health Concerns for Egyptian Writer

By | October 10, 2017 at 9:10 am

PEN is deeply concerned for the well-being of Hesham Gaafar, a prominent Egyptian writer and head of Mada Foundation for Media Development (MADA).

Posted in: Campaigns

Glorious and Free? Canada in 2017

Glorious and Free? Canada in 2017

By | September 26, 2017 at 9:47 am

Jesse Wente, Desmond Cole and Rachel Giese join moderator Jesse Brown for a panel discussion asking: just how glorious and free are we?

Posted in: Events

Inaugural PEN Canada-Humber College Writers-In-Exile Scholarship Awarded to Ava Homa

Inaugural PEN Canada-Humber College Writers-In-Exile Scholarship Awarded to Ava Homa

By | September 19, 2017 at 11:15 am

Ava Homa, the scholarship’s inaugural recipient, will work on her new manuscript under the guidance David Bezmozgis.

Posted in: News

PEN Awards 2017 Honduran Journalism Prize

PEN Awards 2017 Honduran Journalism Prize

By | September 13, 2017 at 2:39 pm

PEN Honduras and PEN Canada announced the winners of the 2017 “Writing without Fear” (Escribir sin Miedo) prize today in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

Posted in: News

Comunicado de ganadores premio “escribir sin miedo” 2017

Comunicado de ganadores premio “escribir sin miedo” 2017

By | September 13, 2017 at 2:38 pm

PEN Honduras and PEN Canada announced the winners of the 2017 “Writing without Fear” (Escribir sin Miedo) prize today in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

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