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Join us! We’re Looking for a Communications Intern

Join us! We’re Looking for a Communications Intern

By | January 16, 2015 at 9:30 am

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

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Reactions to the Charlie Hebdo shootings

Reactions to the Charlie Hebdo shootings

By | January 15, 2015 at 5:17 pm

Despite nearly universal condemnation of the Charlie Hebdo killings, writers and bloggers have reached widely differing conclusions when revisiting conventional justifications of freedom of expression in the wake of the shootings. This piece represents the array of views presented on the Internet.

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PEN Canada Board Nominations

PEN Canada Board Nominations

By | January 15, 2015 at 4:08 pm

PEN Canada’s Nominating Committee is seeking suggestions for members of its Board of Directors. The Nominating Committee will recommend candidates to the current Board, in accordance with PEN’s General By-laws, our principles and values, and taking into account identified needs for skills and regional representation.

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The Shock of Freedom: Dieu Cay’s Life After Prison

The Shock of Freedom: Dieu Cay’s Life After Prison

By | January 15, 2015 at 12:52 pm

In October 2013, blogger Dieu Cay received PEN Canada’s One Humanity Award for his courageous dissent and continued advocacy for human rights in Vietnam despite a crackdown on online writing by authorities. Lawyer and human rights activist Christine Dang accepted the award in Toronto on Dieu Cay’s behalf who was, at the time,  serving a 12-year […]

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PEN Canada Condemns Flogging of Saudi Blogger Raif Badawi

PEN Canada Condemns Flogging of Saudi Blogger Raif Badawi

By | January 14, 2015 at 2:10 pm

PEN Canada joins human rights groups around the world in condemning the public flogging of imprisoned Saudi blogger Raif Badawi. Mr. Badawi will reportedly receive the first 50 of the 1,000 lashes to which he has been sentenced for “insulting Islam” after Friday prayers on January 9, 2015.

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Nous Sommes Charlie

Nous Sommes Charlie

By | January 8, 2015 at 10:44 am

As an act of solidarity with Charlie Hebdo, PEN Canada, along with other free expression organizations, is publishing the cartoons or covers of Charlie Hebdo on January 8.

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PEN Statement on Charlie Hebdo Killings

PEN Statement on Charlie Hebdo Killings

By | January 7, 2015 at 2:50 pm

PEN Canada joins PEN International and 50 PEN Centres around the world in condemning the unprecedented attack on the office of the French publication Charlie Hebdo in Paris today in which 12 people died and seven were injured.

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Writing Under Surveillance

Writing Under Surveillance

By | January 5, 2015 at 4:18 pm

PEN American’s international survey of nearly 800 writers in 50 countries finds that levels of self-censorship in established democracies are surprisingly close to those in authoritarian states and fledgling democracies.

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Would Hemingway Beat Twain in a Fist Fight?

Would Hemingway Beat Twain in a Fist Fight?

By | December 11, 2014 at 1:09 pm

Fight it out with friend and foe at your next holiday party with these Between the Lines cards! The cards give book lovers and introverts alike fun, quirky chatting prompts submitted by fellow bookish types.

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Send a Holiday Greeting to a Writer in Prison

Send a Holiday Greeting to a Writer in Prison

By | December 9, 2014 at 1:19 am

Every year PEN invites our members and supporters to send season’s greetings to imprisoned and persecuted writers. This year, our suggested writers come from 15 countries around the globe.

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