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Worldwide Reading for Liu Xiaobo – March 20, 2012

Worldwide Reading for Liu Xiaobo – March 20, 2012

By | March 20, 2012 at 1:24 pm

March 20, 2012 – PEN International Writers in Prison Chair, Marian Botsford Fraser and Honorary PEN Canada member, Jiang Weiping join over 200 people, groups and organizations in 165 cities in 41 countries in honoring Nobel Peace prize laureate, Liu Xiaobo by reading from his work.

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Mexican Senate Votes to Federalize Crimes Against Journalists

Mexican Senate Votes to Federalize Crimes Against Journalists

By | March 14, 2012 at 10:06 am

This amendment was the focus of our recent delegation to Mexico City, and in particular of our conversation with the President of the Senate and other Senators. Its passage is a very important step in the reforming of Mexican law to make it serve the freedom of expression of Mexican writers and Mexican citizens as a whole.

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Conversations with Zarganar: An Afternoon with a Burmese Dissident

Conversations with Zarganar: An Afternoon with a Burmese Dissident

By | March 5, 2012 at 10:52 am

“As a dentist I could only open one mouth at a time,” quipped Zarganar. “But when I tell jokes I open many mouths.”

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Zarganar Freed in Political Amnesty

Zarganar Freed in Political Amnesty

By | October 19, 2011 at 11:34 am

PEN Canada welcomes the release of Maung Thura – the Burmese poet and comedian better known as ‘Zarganar’ – in an amnesty for several hundred prisoners in Myanmar. Zarganar is an Honorary Member of PEN Canada and the recipient of our 2008 One Humanity Award.

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