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Humber School Offers Scholarship for Writers-in-Exile

Humber School Offers Scholarship for Writers-in-Exile

By | June 28, 2017 at 10:51 am

PEN Canada and Humber College are pleased to announce a full scholarship for PEN Canada writers-in-exile to the School for Writers.

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PEN Canada Supports Repeal of Blasphemy Law

PEN Canada Supports Repeal of Blasphemy Law

By | June 28, 2017 at 8:00 am

PEN Canada today announced its support for the federal government’s decision to repeal Section 296 (blasphemous libel) of the Canadian Criminal Code.

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PEN Canada Concerned for Chinese Dissident Liu Xiaobo

PEN Canada Concerned for Chinese Dissident Liu Xiaobo

By | June 26, 2017 at 4:03 pm

The following letter was sent to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on behalf of the members of PEN Canada.

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China: Nobel Laureate and PEN Member, Liu Xiaobo, Diagnosed with Cancer

China: Nobel Laureate and PEN Member, Liu Xiaobo, Diagnosed with Cancer

By | June 26, 2017 at 11:04 am

Authorities must provide PEN member and Nobel Laureate, Liu Xiaobo, access to necessary medical care following his diagnosis of liver cancer.

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PEN International condemns surveillance in Mexico

PEN International condemns surveillance in Mexico

By | June 22, 2017 at 5:55 pm

PEN International is deeply concerned about the cases of espionage against journalists, activists and human rights defenders in Mexico.

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Turkey: Critical Test for Freedom of Expression

Turkey: Critical Test for Freedom of Expression

By | June 22, 2017 at 5:42 pm

This month’s trials of journalists and writers once again put the spotlight on the dire situation of freedom of expression in Turkey.

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Saudi Arabia: 7-Year Prison Sentence Upheld Against Writer

Saudi Arabia: 7-Year Prison Sentence Upheld Against Writer

By | June 21, 2017 at 12:49 pm

Well known Saudi Arabian writer Nadhir al-Majid had his sentence upheld by the Riyadh Court of Appeal on June 4, 2017.

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Statement to the United Nations on Freedom of Expression in Syria

Statement to the United Nations on Freedom of Expression in Syria

By | June 14, 2017 at 4:04 pm

PEN International remains gravely concerned by the deplorable state of freedom of expression in Syria.

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PEN Canada Looking for Champions of Free Expression

PEN Canada Looking for Champions of Free Expression

By | June 14, 2017 at 6:50 am

Nominations sought for the PEN Canada/Ken Filkow Prize Nominations for the 2017 PEN Canada/Ken Filkow prize are now open. The $1,000 annual prize is awarded to an individual or group who has advanced freedom of expression in Canada. About the Prize Named in memory of Kenneth A. Filkow, Q.C., a distinguished Winnipeg lawyer, former chair […]

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2017 Annual General Meeting: In Review

2017 Annual General Meeting: In Review

By | June 7, 2017 at 2:57 pm

PEN Canada’s 2017 Annual General Meeting was held on June 6 at the Arts and Letters Club of Toronto.

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