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Call for Applications: 2016 PEN Canada Writer-in-Residence

Call for Applications: 2016 PEN Canada Writer-in-Residence

By | June 10, 2016 at 3:26 pm

PEN Canada invites applications from creative writers for the position of PEN Canada Writer-in-Residence at George Brown College from August 29, 2016 – December 16, 2016.

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PEN/CFE/CAJ Surveillance Survey is Now Live!

PEN/CFE/CAJ Surveillance Survey is Now Live!

By | June 3, 2016 at 2:49 pm

How does surveillance impact your work as a writer? Share your experiences until June 20!

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Burmese Poet Maung Saung Released from Prison

Burmese Poet Maung Saung Released from Prison

By | May 30, 2016 at 11:06 am

PEN welcomes the release of poet and PEN Myanmar member, Maung Saung Kha, who was arrested on November 5, 2015 on charges of criminal insult.

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Ariel Torres Funes wins Escribir sin Miedo award

Ariel Torres Funes wins Escribir sin Miedo award

By | May 26, 2016 at 5:20 pm

Ariel Torres Funes wins the 2016 Escribir sin Miedo award for investigative journalism.

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Azerbaijani Journalist Khadija Ismayilova Released on Probation

Azerbaijani Journalist Khadija Ismayilova Released on Probation

By | May 26, 2016 at 11:12 am

PEN Canada welcomes the release of Azerbaijani investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova, on probation.

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Hate Speech Provisions Dropped from Bill 59

Hate Speech Provisions Dropped from Bill 59

By | May 26, 2016 at 11:00 am

PEN Canada welcomes the Quebec minister of justice’s commitment to withdraw hate speech provisions from Bill 59. The minister bows to pressure from groups opposed on the grounds that the provisions were potentially repressive due to overbroad language.

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Thailand: British Rights Activist Goes on Trial for Defamation

Thailand: British Rights Activist Goes on Trial for Defamation

By | May 18, 2016 at 9:59 am

PEN calls on the Thai authorities to drop all charges against migrant rights activist Andy Hall ahead of his court hearing on 19 May 2016.

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Mexico: Authorities Must Solve Killing of Second Journalist in Veracruz

Mexico: Authorities Must Solve Killing of Second Journalist in Veracruz

By | May 18, 2016 at 9:43 am

The Mexican authorities must investigate the fatal shooting of journalist Manuel Torres from Veracruz State on May 14, 2016.

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Replenish PEN Canada’s Emergency Fund

Replenish PEN Canada’s Emergency Fund

By | May 17, 2016 at 2:32 pm

PEN Canada renews calls for donations to provide urgent assistance to writers in peril, with each dollar donated matched up to $5000.

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Azerbaijan: Free Prisoners Before Baku Grand Prix Race

Azerbaijan: Free Prisoners Before Baku Grand Prix Race

By | May 17, 2016 at 11:23 am

Formula One Group leadership should call for the release of unjustly imprisoned journalists ahead of the European Grand Prix in Azerbaijan.

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