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Kingston Writers Will Sponsor Syrian Refugee

Kingston Writers Will Sponsor Syrian Refugee

By | February 9, 2016 at 1:54 pm

A group of Kingston writers will sponsor the resettlement of a prominent Syrian writer who is under threat and has been forced to flee.

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Attack on the Offices of Kurdish PEN in South East Turkey

Attack on the Offices of Kurdish PEN in South East Turkey

By | February 5, 2016 at 3:09 pm

PEN International received news from our colleagues at the Kurdish PEN Centre of an attack on their offices on 2 February 2016.

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Africa: PEN Partners with UN Democracy Fund

Africa: PEN Partners with UN Democracy Fund

By | January 21, 2016 at 4:12 pm

PEN International is delighted to announce its partnership with the United Nations Democracy Fund who will support PEN’s work in Africa.

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PEN Canada Applauds “Winding Down” of Political Activity Audits for Charities

PEN Canada Applauds “Winding Down” of Political Activity Audits for Charities

By | January 21, 2016 at 1:02 pm

PEN Canada welcomed news that the Canada Revene Agency (CRA) is “winding down” their audits of registered charities’ political activities.

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Saudi Arabia: Arrest of Rights Advocate Samar Badawi a Blow to Freedom of Expression

Saudi Arabia: Arrest of Rights Advocate Samar Badawi a Blow to Freedom of Expression

By | January 13, 2016 at 12:19 pm

The arrest of Samar Badawi, rights advocate and sister of imprisoned blogger Raif Badawi, is yet another example the complete lack of free speech in the Saudi Arabia.

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On The Anniversary of The Charlie Hebdo Attack Dissenting Voices Must Be Protected

On The Anniversary of The Charlie Hebdo Attack Dissenting Voices Must Be Protected

By | January 7, 2016 at 12:01 am

On the anniversary of the brutal attack on Charlie Hebdo, we reaffirm our commitment to the defence of the right to freedom of expression.

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China: End Forced Disappearances of Writers and Publishers

China: End Forced Disappearances of Writers and Publishers

By | January 6, 2016 at 3:53 pm

Since November 2015, five Chinese writers, publishers and booksellers have disappeared in China and Thailand.

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Honduras upholds IACHR order to lift  ban on journalist Julio Ernesto Alvarado

Honduras upholds IACHR order to lift ban on journalist Julio Ernesto Alvarado

By | December 17, 2015 at 11:47 am

Honduras has suspended the court-imposed ban that prevented Globo TV journalist Julio Ernesto Alvarado from presenting his news show.

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Honduras: The US Has Blood On Its Hands

Honduras: The US Has Blood On Its Hands

By | December 16, 2015 at 6:15 pm

Honduran journalist Fred Alvarado spoke to CBC’s Anna Maria Tremonti about the forced removal of leftist President Manuel Zelaya June 28th, 2009.

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When Salman Rushdie Kissed Bob Rae

When Salman Rushdie Kissed Bob Rae

By | December 15, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Journalist Joseph Hall recounts Salman Rushdie’s surprise visit to PEN Canada’s benefit on December 7, 1992.

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