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World Poetry Day 2016: Take Action for Aron Atabek

World Poetry Day 2016: Take Action for Aron Atabek

By | March 21, 2016 at 10:05 am

Demand that Aron Atabek is moved to a prison within visiting distance, and for him to be allowed visits, calls and letters from his loved ones.

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Free Expression Matters: Hate Speech in Canada & Bill 59

Free Expression Matters: Hate Speech in Canada & Bill 59

By | March 4, 2016 at 3:25 pm

In this fifth instalment we look at hate speech in Canada, and specifically how Québec’s proposed legislation, Bill 59, could impact free speech.

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Embattled Truths: Four Questions for Olivia Ward

Embattled Truths: Four Questions for Olivia Ward

By | March 4, 2016 at 3:08 pm

PEN Canada speaks with Toronto Star foreign correspondent Olivia Ward about her part in our controversial February 24 event, Embattled Truths.

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Indian Writers Under Siege: A Roundtable

Indian Writers Under Siege: A Roundtable

By | March 3, 2016 at 4:08 pm

Hundreds of Indian writers, were sued, attacked, and murdered in 2015. Four writers talk about the future of literature and free speech in India.

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The Limits of Tower Dump Privacy Protections

The Limits of Tower Dump Privacy Protections

By | February 9, 2016 at 5:14 pm

In January 2016 the Ontario Superior Court ruled that “tower dumps” violate privacy rights. Christopher Parsons breaks down that decision.

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Free Expression Matters: Digital Privacy and Surveillance

Free Expression Matters: Digital Privacy and Surveillance

By | February 5, 2016 at 3:13 pm

In the fourth instalment of Free Expression Matters, we look at surveillance in the Canadian context and examine how the activities of government agencies can threaten the digital privacy of Canadians.

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Freedom to Read Week 2016: What’s On Across Canada

Freedom to Read Week 2016: What’s On Across Canada

By | February 5, 2016 at 12:51 pm

Every February, we celebrate Freedom to Read Week – seven days that celebrate our right to read and write as we please.

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Georgia: Poet and Rights Activist Arrested, Physically Abused and Facing Trial

Georgia: Poet and Rights Activist Arrested, Physically Abused and Facing Trial

By | January 21, 2016 at 3:35 pm

On 25 December 2015 Georgian poet and activist Irakli Kakabadze, was arrested and injured during a peaceful demonstration.

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Remembering Hrant Dink – A Landmark in History

Remembering Hrant Dink – A Landmark in History

By | January 19, 2016 at 11:16 am

Turkish writer Ece Temelkuran reflects on the anniversary of Hrant Dink’s assassination.

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The Reading Map: PEN Centres’ 2015 Highlights

The Reading Map: PEN Centres’ 2015 Highlights

By | January 11, 2016 at 10:31 am

English PEN asked PEN Centres around the world to share what they most loved reading in 2015, and what campaigns they’re running in 2016. From Canada to Croatia to Kenya, these are the 2015 literary highlights according to PEN!

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