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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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World Press Freedom Day: Tracking Censorship in Canada

World Press Freedom Day: Tracking Censorship in Canada

By | April 30, 2015 at 12:23 pm

To coincide with World Press Freedom Day on May 3, Censorship Tracker invites Canadians to view and report free expression violations from across the country. From British Columbia to Prince Edward Island, over 50 reports of restrictions on free expression have been reported to the project’s interactive map.

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Free Seyoum Tsehaye

Free Seyoum Tsehaye

By | April 21, 2015 at 12:26 pm

Following the forced closure of Eritrea’s independent press and the mass arrests of journalists and political dissidents in September 2001, PEN Canada adopted ten Eritrean writers as Honorary Members. Seyoum Tsehaye, a TV and radio journalist remains in prison, without charge or trial, to this day.

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Call for Candidates – Treasurer at PEN Canada

Call for Candidates – Treasurer at PEN Canada

By | April 20, 2015 at 4:05 pm

PEN Canada welcomes applications for the voluntary position of Treasurer on our Board of Directors.

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Meet the Judges for the 2015 New Voices Award

Meet the Judges for the 2015 New Voices Award

By | April 15, 2015 at 4:55 pm

PEN Canada is currently accepting submissions for the third annual PEN International New Voices Award. The overall winner, who will be selected from winning submissions to national contests held by PEN centres around the world, will be published by PEN International and will receive a $1,000 prize.

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We’re Looking for a Communications Fellow!

We’re Looking for a Communications Fellow!

By | April 10, 2015 at 3:10 pm

We are looking for a dynamic and creative person to join our small team for a 12-month communications fellowship, supported by the RBC Foundation.

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PEN Canada/Ken Filkow Prize

PEN Canada/Ken Filkow Prize

By | April 10, 2015 at 10:42 am

The PEN Canada/Ken Filkow Prize is given annually to an individual or institution in Canada who has demonstrated courage and integrity in the interest of freedom of expression. Nominations for this year’s award are invited from the public before May 7, 2015.

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TSO Should not Censor Ukrainian-Born Pianist Lisitsa

TSO Should not Censor Ukrainian-Born Pianist Lisitsa

By | April 8, 2015 at 11:37 am

PEN Canada deeply regrets the Toronto Symphony Orchestra’s decision to cancel the April 8–9 appearances of Ukrainian-born pianist Valentina Lisitsa due to a controversy over her political views on the conflict in the Ukraine.

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