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Call for Applications: PEN Canada Writer-in-Residence

Call for Applications: PEN Canada Writer-in-Residence

By | October 1, 2014 at 9:00 am

PEN Canada invites applications from creative writers for the position of PEN Writer-in-Residence at George Brown College. The deadline is October 15.

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PEN Condemns Murders of American Journalists

PEN Condemns Murders of American Journalists

By | September 3, 2014 at 11:05 am

PEN is shocked and deeply saddened by the murders of Steven Sotloff and James Foley by the militant group Islamic State.

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How Hard is it to Get Information on Political Activity from the CRA?

How Hard is it to Get Information on Political Activity from the CRA?

By | July 31, 2014 at 7:45 pm

Over the last 18 months, PEN has been trying to clarify how the Canada Revenue Agency defines political activity through a series of Access to Information requests.

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Fahmy’s Sentence Bodes Ill for Freedom of Expression in Egypt

Fahmy’s Sentence Bodes Ill for Freedom of Expression in Egypt

By | June 24, 2014 at 9:25 am

The conviction of Al Jazeera English Cairo Bureau Chief Mohamed Fahmy, on unfounded terror-related charges, strikes at the heart of freedom of expression in Egypt and raises troubling questions about the country’s lack of judicial independence.

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PEN’s Year in Review

PEN’s Year in Review

By | June 18, 2014 at 2:34 pm

This year, PEN Canada was pleased to invite its members to attend its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Tuesday, June 20, 2014 at the Faculty Club, at the University of Toronto. Members were also able to vote on motions and the election of new directors by proxy.

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PEN Canada Announces 2014 New Voices Award Nominee

PEN Canada Announces 2014 New Voices Award Nominee

By | May 20, 2014 at 3:56 pm

PEN Canada is pleased to announce that Emily Izsak is the 2014 nominee for the PEN International New Voices Award.

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Privacy Could Vanish if Cyber-Bullying Act Became Law

Privacy Could Vanish if Cyber-Bullying Act Became Law

By | May 15, 2014 at 9:00 am

PEN Canada voiced its concern at revelations that local telecom companies and other service providers disclosed personal information from nearly 800,000 customers in a single year, a practice that would be codified in two bills currently before Parliament.

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Take Action for World Press Freedom Day

Take Action for World Press Freedom Day

By | May 2, 2014 at 4:35 pm

On May 3, 2014, PEN marks World Press Freedom Day by highlighting cases in Turkey, Honduras, Russia, and Ethiopia.

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Groups Seek Human Rights Protections in Canada-Honduras Free Trade Agreement

Groups Seek Human Rights Protections in Canada-Honduras Free Trade Agreement

By | April 14, 2014 at 4:13 pm

PEN Canada and the International Human Rights Program (IHRP) at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law called on officials to tie human rights obligations to Canada’s proposed free trade agreement with Honduras during a committee appearance in Ottawa.

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Honduras Must do More to Protect Journalists, Urge Writers in Support of Canadian Report

Honduras Must do More to Protect Journalists, Urge Writers in Support of Canadian Report

By | March 27, 2014 at 12:51 pm

The Inter-American Commission of Human Rights (IACHR) is pushing Honduran government officials to improve the investigation of journalists’ murders, following writers’ testimonials in Washington, D.C.

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