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Thailand: British Rights Activist Goes on Trial for Defamation

Thailand: British Rights Activist Goes on Trial for Defamation

By | May 18, 2016 at 9:59 am

PEN calls on the Thai authorities to drop all charges against migrant rights activist Andy Hall ahead of his court hearing on 19 May 2016.

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Mexico: Authorities Must Solve Killing of Second Journalist in Veracruz

Mexico: Authorities Must Solve Killing of Second Journalist in Veracruz

By | May 18, 2016 at 9:43 am

The Mexican authorities must investigate the fatal shooting of journalist Manuel Torres from Veracruz State on May 14, 2016.

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Replenish PEN Canada’s Emergency Fund

Replenish PEN Canada’s Emergency Fund

By | May 17, 2016 at 2:32 pm

PEN Canada renews calls for donations to provide urgent assistance to writers in peril, with each dollar donated matched up to $5000.

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Azerbaijan: Free Prisoners Before Baku Grand Prix Race

Azerbaijan: Free Prisoners Before Baku Grand Prix Race

By | May 17, 2016 at 11:23 am

Formula One Group leadership should call for the release of unjustly imprisoned journalists ahead of the European Grand Prix in Azerbaijan.

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PEN Canada to Study Surveillance with CAJ and Ryerson CFE

PEN Canada to Study Surveillance with CAJ and Ryerson CFE

By | May 5, 2016 at 12:10 pm

PEN Canada is joining CAJ and Ryerson University’s Centre for Free Expression to study the effects of mass surveillance on Canadian writers.

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2016 Call for Nominations: PEN Canada/Ken Filkow Prize

2016 Call for Nominations: PEN Canada/Ken Filkow Prize

By | May 2, 2016 at 5:15 pm

PEN Canada calls for nominations for the PEN Canada/Ken Filkow Prize, which recognizes champions of freedom of expression in Canada.

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Thailand: Five Years On, Free Editor Somyot Prueksakasemsuk

Thailand: Five Years On, Free Editor Somyot Prueksakasemsuk

By | April 28, 2016 at 2:49 pm

April 30 marks the five year anniversary of the imprisonment of social activist and editor, Somyot Prueksakasemsuk.

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PEN Mexico Condemns the Killing of Francisco Pacheco

PEN Mexico Condemns the Killing of Francisco Pacheco

By | April 27, 2016 at 9:43 am

Journalist Francisco Pacheco Beltran was killed on April 25, 2016 when returning to his home in Taxco, Guerrero, around 6:30 am.

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Bangladesh: Brutal Murder of LGBT Editor

Bangladesh: Brutal Murder of LGBT Editor

By | April 25, 2016 at 4:02 pm

The savage murder of an editor of Bangladesh’s only LGBT magazine in Dhaka is another tragic example of the government’s gross failure to protect intellectuals, activists and writers.

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Bangladesh: University Professor Hacked to Death

Bangladesh: University Professor Hacked to Death

By | April 23, 2016 at 12:04 pm

The tragic and brutal murder of Rezaul Karim Siddique must be investigated immediately and thoroughly.

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