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A Tribute to Alison Gordon

A Tribute to Alison Gordon

By | February 18, 2015 at 11:25 am

PEN was saddened to hear of Alison Gordon’s passing on February 12, 2015. Notes poured in from former board members who wanted to share their thoughts, on the fierce, fiery, funny Alison.

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PEN Americas Summit: PEN Delegation in Honduras Calls for Greater Protection for Writers and Launches Award for Investigative Journalism

PEN Americas Summit: PEN Delegation in Honduras Calls for Greater Protection for Writers and Launches Award for Investigative Journalism

By | February 16, 2015 at 2:00 pm

A PEN delegation arrived in Tegucigalpa this week to stand in solidarity with the recently established PEN Honduras Centre.

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PEN Canada Welcomes Release of Al-Jazeera Journalists

PEN Canada Welcomes Release of Al-Jazeera Journalists

By | February 12, 2015 at 8:02 pm

PEN Canada welcomes the release on bail of Al-Jazeera journalists Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed and renews its call on Egypt’s authorities to drop all charges against the journalists and to order their unconditional release.

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PEN Americas Summit 2015

PEN Americas Summit 2015

By | February 12, 2015 at 9:51 am

In response to increasing concerns over the state of freedom of expression and crimes against journalists in Central America and Mexico, PEN International is holding a major summit in the region to establish a strategy to combat impunity and attacks against journalists from the 13-24 of February 2015.

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Reactions to the Charlie Hebdo shootings

Reactions to the Charlie Hebdo shootings

By | January 15, 2015 at 5:17 pm

Despite nearly universal condemnation of the Charlie Hebdo killings, writers and bloggers have reached widely differing conclusions when revisiting conventional justifications of freedom of expression in the wake of the shootings. This piece represents the array of views presented on the Internet.

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PEN Canada Board Nominations

PEN Canada Board Nominations

By | January 15, 2015 at 4:08 pm

PEN Canada’s Nominating Committee is seeking suggestions for members of its Board of Directors. The Nominating Committee will recommend candidates to the current Board, in accordance with PEN’s General By-laws, our principles and values, and taking into account identified needs for skills and regional representation.

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The Shock of Freedom: Dieu Cay’s Life After Prison

The Shock of Freedom: Dieu Cay’s Life After Prison

By | January 15, 2015 at 12:52 pm

In October 2013, blogger Dieu Cay received PEN Canada’s One Humanity Award for his courageous dissent and continued advocacy for human rights in Vietnam despite a crackdown on online writing by authorities. Lawyer and human rights activist Christine Dang accepted the award in Toronto on Dieu Cay’s behalf who was, at the time,  serving a 12-year […]

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PEN Canada Condemns Flogging of Saudi Blogger Raif Badawi

PEN Canada Condemns Flogging of Saudi Blogger Raif Badawi

By | January 14, 2015 at 2:10 pm

PEN Canada joins human rights groups around the world in condemning the public flogging of imprisoned Saudi blogger Raif Badawi. Mr. Badawi will reportedly receive the first 50 of the 1,000 lashes to which he has been sentenced for “insulting Islam” after Friday prayers on January 9, 2015.

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Nous Sommes Charlie

Nous Sommes Charlie

By | January 8, 2015 at 10:44 am

As an act of solidarity with Charlie Hebdo, PEN Canada, along with other free expression organizations, is publishing the cartoons or covers of Charlie Hebdo on January 8.

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PEN Statement on Charlie Hebdo Killings

PEN Statement on Charlie Hebdo Killings

By | January 7, 2015 at 2:50 pm

PEN Canada joins PEN International and 50 PEN Centres around the world in condemning the unprecedented attack on the office of the French publication Charlie Hebdo in Paris today in which 12 people died and seven were injured.

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