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Support PEN Canada, Support Free Expression

Support PEN Canada, Support Free Expression

By | November 26, 2014 at 4:21 pm

Giving Tuesday is an annual campaign dedicated to giving back at the beginning of the holiday season. This year, on Tuesday, December 2, 2014. support PEN Canada and help us fight censorship and defend free expression.

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Introducing the Ken Filkow Award

Introducing the Ken Filkow Award

By | November 26, 2014 at 11:49 am

PEN Canada is proud to announce the Ken Filkow Prize for significant contributions to free expression in Canada.

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Iranian Canadian Blogger Hossein Derakhshan Released from Prison

Iranian Canadian Blogger Hossein Derakhshan Released from Prison

By | November 24, 2014 at 9:34 am

PEN Canada’s Writers in Prison Committee welcomes the release of Iranian Canadian blogger Hossein Derakhshan. After completing 6 years of his 19 year sentence in Evin prison, he was granted amnesty on November 19, 2014 by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

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Introducing Censorship Tracker!

Introducing Censorship Tracker!

By | November 20, 2014 at 9:30 am

PEN Canada is pleased to launch Censorship Tracker, a crowd-sourced mapping tool that records limitations on the right to free expression in Canada.

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A Letter to Azimjon Askarov, from Yann Martel

A Letter to Azimjon Askarov, from Yann Martel

By | November 11, 2014 at 5:44 pm

In the lead up to the Day of the Imprisoned Writer, PEN International is publishing an open letter to five imprisoned writers every day. This piece, originally posted on the PEN International website, is a letter written from Yann Martel to Azimjon Askarov–an Uzbeki jounalist from Kyrgyzstan who spent his career exposing police corruption.

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Paola Gómez Restrepo Appointed PEN Writer-in-Residence at George Brown College

Paola Gómez Restrepo Appointed PEN Writer-in-Residence at George Brown College

By | November 5, 2014 at 2:46 pm

Paola Gómez Restrepo, a member of PEN Canada’s Writer-in-Exile Network, has been chosen as George Brown’s 2015 PEN Canada Writer-in-Residence.

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PEN Welcomes the Release of Vietnamese Blogger Dieu Cay

PEN Welcomes the Release of Vietnamese Blogger Dieu Cay

By | October 22, 2014 at 2:20 pm

PEN Canada welcomes the release of Vietnamese blogger Nguyễn Văn Hải, widely known by his pen name “Dieu Cay,” who has been jailed since April 2008.

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Jailed Saudi Blogger Receives One Humanity Award

Jailed Saudi Blogger Receives One Humanity Award

By | October 21, 2014 at 3:03 pm

Raif Badawi will receive the 2014 One Humanity Award at PEN Canada’s annual benefit on the opening night of the 35th International Festival of Authors on October 23.

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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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