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Ethiopian Journalist Reeyot Alemu Released

Ethiopian Journalist Reeyot Alemu Released

By | July 13, 2015 at 11:31 am

Ethiopian journalist and PEN Canada Honourary Member, Reeyot Alemu was released from Kaliti Prison in Addis Ababa on July 9, 2015.

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India: Another Journalist Dies in Mysterious Circumstances

India: Another Journalist Dies in Mysterious Circumstances

By | July 10, 2015 at 4:21 pm

The death of another Indian journalist in mysterious circumstances is a worrying development, PEN International, PEN Canada, and PEN Delhi said today.

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Elise Moser Takes On Canadian Issues

Elise Moser Takes On Canadian Issues

By | July 3, 2015 at 9:40 am

We caught up with our new Chair of Canadian Issues, writer, editor, and anthologist Elise Moser, for a brief Q&A earlier this week.

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Should Canadians Worry About Censorship?

Should Canadians Worry About Censorship?

By | June 8, 2015 at 4:30 pm

The right to speak, write, create and express ourselves is a fundamental freedom. However, the relative safety and tolerance here in Canada makes it easy to become complacent when these rights are affected. But across the country, incidents of censorship are happening in every sphere. These threats may seem innocuous at first, but without action […]

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PEN Canada’s 2015 AGM in Review

PEN Canada’s 2015 AGM in Review

By | June 4, 2015 at 4:23 pm

PEN Canada’s 2015 Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at the Art Gallery of Ontario. The meeting was followed by a reception, and Fighting Words, the latest conversation in our Ideas in Dialogue series. PEN Canada’s 2015 annual general meeting in review Outgoing president Philip Slayton opened the AGM by thanking the staff and board […]

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PEN Canada Announces 2015 New Voices Award Nominee

PEN Canada Announces 2015 New Voices Award Nominee

By | June 4, 2015 at 3:57 pm

PEN Canada nominates Nadine Sander-Green for the 2015 PEN International New Voices Award PEN Canada is pleased to announce short-story writer Nadine Sander-Green as the 2015 Canadian nominee for the PEN International New Voices Award. Many thanks to jurors Bronwyn Drainie, Mark Medley, and Becky Toyne, and to the talented writers who sent in their […]

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Eritrea: Authorities must clarify fate of Dawit Isaak and other journalists

Eritrea: Authorities must clarify fate of Dawit Isaak and other journalists

By | June 1, 2015 at 2:17 pm

June 2, 2015 marks 5,000 days since the Swedish-Eritrean writer and journalist Dawit Isaak and nine other Eritrean journalists were arrested on unknown charges in September 2001. After 5,000 days without charge or trial, their whereabouts is still unknown.

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Franke James receives the inaugural PEN Canada/Ken Filkow Prize

Franke James receives the inaugural PEN Canada/Ken Filkow Prize

By | May 26, 2015 at 10:00 am

Writer, artist and environmental activist Franke James will receive the inaugural PEN Canada/Ken Filkow Prize at PEN Canada’s Ideas in Dialogue event, June 2.

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Canadian and Honduran PEN award inaugural prize for investigative/public interest journalism

Canadian and Honduran PEN award inaugural prize for investigative/public interest journalism

By | May 25, 2015 at 1:11 pm

Canadian and Honduran PEN centres award inaugural prize for investigative/public interest journalism TORONTO/TEGUCIGALPA, May 25, 2015 —The inaugural PEN Canada/PEN Honduras competition for investigative journalism, Escribir sin Miedo, has been won by the journalist and documentary filmmaker Fred Alvarado. The award for Mr. Alvarado’s essay “HONDURAS: the Process of American Remilitarization and the Failure of […]

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PEN calls on India to repeal laws that threaten free expression

PEN calls on India to repeal laws that threaten free expression

By | May 20, 2015 at 8:00 am

In a ground-breaking new report, PEN International, PEN Canada, and the International Human Rights Program (IHRP) at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, call on India to repeal overbroad and vaguely worded laws that enable censorship.

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