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Founding Member of PEN Honduras Barred from Journalism

Founding Member of PEN Honduras Barred from Journalism

By | October 1, 2014 at 4:50 pm

On Oct. 1, 2014, PEN Honduras was formally welcomed as a PEN Centre. Sadly, this occasion was marred by news that a 16-month media ban was handed down to founding member Julio Ernesto Alvarado.

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TURKEY: Erol Özkoray Convicted of Criminal Defamation

TURKEY: Erol Özkoray Convicted of Criminal Defamation

By | October 1, 2014 at 4:42 pm

Turkish writer, journalist and publisher Erol Özkoray has been handed a suspended sentence of 11 months and 20 days in prison for defaming the current President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in a book about the 2013 Gezi Park protests.

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Life Sentence for Uighur Writer Ilham Tohti

Life Sentence for Uighur Writer Ilham Tohti

By | September 24, 2014 at 9:45 am

The Urumqi People’s Intermediate Court found Tohti guilty of “separatism” after a two-day trial that ended last week and sentenced him to life imprisonment and confiscation of all his property.

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HONDURAS: Three more journalists murdered in the space of a month

HONDURAS: Three more journalists murdered in the space of a month

By | September 11, 2014 at 9:28 am

PEN is shocked by the murders of journalists Herlyn Iván Espinal Martínez, Nery Francisco Soto Torres and Dagoberto Díaz Suárez, killed July 20, Aug. 14 and Aug. 23 respectively.

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TAJIKISTAN: Sodiqov Treason Investigation Extended

TAJIKISTAN: Sodiqov Treason Investigation Extended

By | September 4, 2014 at 1:40 pm

PEN believes that the charge against Alexander Sodiqov is politically motivated and calls for it to be dropped, and for the associated restrictions on his freedom of expression and movement to be lifted.

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Necessary and Proportionate Principles to End Mass Surveillance

Necessary and Proportionate Principles to End Mass Surveillance

By | September 1, 2014 at 9:38 am

In lead up to the first anniversary of the 13 Necessary and Proportionate Principles, PEN Canada joins a coalition of hundreds of organizations for a week of action against mass surveillance Sept. 15-19.

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Honduras must bring killers of journalist Juan Carlos Argeñal Medina to justice

Honduras must bring killers of journalist Juan Carlos Argeñal Medina to justice

By | August 11, 2014 at 2:27 pm

Eight months after the fatal shooting of TV journalist Juan Carlos Argeñal Medina, the murder remains unsolved with little progress in the official investigation.

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MYANMAR: Five Journalists Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison

MYANMAR: Five Journalists Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison

By | July 30, 2014 at 1:25 pm

Five journalists with the Unity weekly journal were each sentenced to 10 years in prison with hard labour on July 10, 2014 over a report about an alleged secret chemical weapons factory carried by the publication in January.

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Honduras: One Year After Journalist Anibal Barrow’s Murder

Honduras: One Year After Journalist Anibal Barrow’s Murder

By | July 9, 2014 at 4:08 pm

Despite a few welcome advances by the authorities, an alarming climate of fear, persecution and impunity prevails for journalists in Honduras.

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TAJIKISTAN: Blogger and Academic Reportedly Charged with Treason

TAJIKISTAN: Blogger and Academic Reportedly Charged with Treason

By | July 2, 2014 at 9:10 am

Blogger and Phd student at the University of Toronto, Alexander Sodiqov, detained by security officers in Tajikistan while conducting academic research for his dissertation.

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