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Day of the Imprisoned Writer 2015

Day of the Imprisoned Writer 2015

By | December 4, 2015 at 12:55 pm

John Ralston Saul, Katherine Govier, Andrew Pyper, Yann Martel, Linwood Barclay and John Valliant put pen to paper for three imprisoned writers: Raif Badawi, Khadija Ismayilova and Eskinder Nega.

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Closing Letter from John Ralston Saul

Closing Letter from John Ralston Saul

By | November 17, 2015 at 11:23 am

Canadian writer John Ralston Saul began his term as president of PEN International in October 2009. The first Canadian to hold this post, his tenure focused on endangered and indigenous languages, the connection between literature and freedom of expression, and the further decentralization of PEN. The following is Saul’s final letter to the PEN membership […]

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Linwood Barclay Writes to Eskinder Nega

Linwood Barclay Writes to Eskinder Nega

By | November 11, 2015 at 3:33 pm

Linwood Barclay, author of Broken Promise and No Safe House, wrote this note to Ethiopian journalist and editor, Eskinder Nega.

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Yann Martel Writes to Eskinder Nega

Yann Martel Writes to Eskinder Nega

By | November 11, 2015 at 3:28 pm

Yann Martel, author of Life of Pi, wrote this note to Ethiopian journalist, Eskinder Nega.

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John Ralston Saul Writes to Raif Badawi

John Ralston Saul Writes to Raif Badawi

By | November 11, 2015 at 3:17 pm

John Ralston Saul, author of Dark Diversions and The Comeback, wrote this note to Saudi Arabian blogger and author, Raif Badawi, who is serving a 10 year prison sentence and facing 1000 lashes.

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Andrew Pyper Writes to Raif Badawi

Andrew Pyper Writes to Raif Badawi

By | November 11, 2015 at 3:01 pm

Andrew Pyper, author of The Damned and The Demonologist, wrote this note to Saudi Arabian blogger and author, Raif Badawi, who is serving a 10 year prison sentence and facing 1000 lashes.

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John Vaillant Writes to Khadija Ismayilova

John Vaillant Writes to Khadija Ismayilova

By | November 11, 2015 at 2:53 pm

John Vaillant, author of The Jaguar’s Children and The Golden Spruce, wrote this note to Azerbaijani investigative journalist, Khadija Ismayilova, who is serving a seven and a half years in prison.

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Katherine Govier Writes to Raif Badawi

Katherine Govier Writes to Raif Badawi

By | November 11, 2015 at 1:10 pm

Katherine Govier, author of The Ghost Brush and Creation, wrote this note to Saudi Arabian blogger and author, Raif Badawi, who is serving a 10 year prison sentence and facing 1000 lashes.

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Free Expression Matters: Defamation and SLAPP Suits in Canada

Free Expression Matters: Defamation and SLAPP Suits in Canada

By | November 6, 2015 at 10:00 am

A briefing on defamation and SLAPP lawsuits in light of Ontario’s new Anti-SLAPP legislation.

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Freedom of Expression In Canada Needs Resuscitation

Freedom of Expression In Canada Needs Resuscitation

By | November 5, 2015 at 11:00 am

If freedom of expression in Canada were a medical patient, it would be dangerously close to needing life support.

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