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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.

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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.

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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.

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India: Murder of Journalist is a Devastating Blow to Freedom of Expression

India: Murder of Journalist is a Devastating Blow to Freedom of Expression

By | September 6, 2017 at 1:02 pm

The murder of journalist, Gauri Lankesh, is a devastating blow to freedom of expression.

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Spain: Release Turkish-Swedish Journalist

Spain: Release Turkish-Swedish Journalist

By | August 22, 2017 at 10:32 am

PEN calls on all states to consider Turkey’s human rights record when assessing requests for international law enforcement cooperation.

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India: Delhi Court Places Injunction on the Sale and Publication of a Book

India: Delhi Court Places Injunction on the Sale and Publication of a Book

By | August 17, 2017 at 4:18 pm

A Delhi court’s injunction on the publisher Juggernaut Books and the author Priyanka Pathak-Narain is deeply concerning.

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China: Authorities Must Provide Writer with Adequate Medical Treatment

China: Authorities Must Provide Writer with Adequate Medical Treatment

By | August 17, 2017 at 11:28 am

Chinese authorities must provide writer and PEN member, Yang Tongyan, with adequate medical treatment after his diagnosis of a brain tumour.

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Turkey: Release Journalist and Painter Zehra Doğan

Turkey: Release Journalist and Painter Zehra Doğan

By | August 17, 2017 at 10:46 am

PEN is dismayed by Zehra Doğan’s imprisonment, which is a violation of her right to freedom of expression, as an artist and as a journalist.

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Measures Against Al-Jazeera Violate Media Freedom

Measures Against Al-Jazeera Violate Media Freedom

By | August 11, 2017 at 10:35 am

PEN International is deeply concerned about the measures taken by some Middle Eastern states against Al-Jazeera.

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India: Harassment of Writer Must Cease

India: Harassment of Writer Must Cease

By | August 4, 2017 at 1:55 pm

Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar must be free to practice his craft of writing without fear of intimidation and harassment.

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