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Rashad Ramazanov is PEN’s Empty Chair at the International Festival of Authors

Rashad Ramazanov is PEN’s Empty Chair at the International Festival of Authors

By | October 23, 2017 at 10:02 am

The writer and blogger Rashad Ramazanov is PEN Canada’s Empty Chair at the 38th International Festival of Authors (IFOA).

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Bangladesh: Brutal Murder of LGBT Editor

Bangladesh: Brutal Murder of LGBT Editor

By | April 25, 2016 at 4:02 pm

The savage murder of an editor of Bangladesh’s only LGBT magazine in Dhaka is another tragic example of the government’s gross failure to protect intellectuals, activists and writers.

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Bangladesh: Authorities Must Protect Secular Writers and Their Publishers

Bangladesh: Authorities Must Protect Secular Writers and Their Publishers

By | November 2, 2015 at 8:00 am

The government of Bangladesh is failing in its obligation to protect secular writers and publishers after the murder of Faisal Arefin Dipan.

Posted in: Campaigns

Avijit Roy is PEN’s Empty Chair at the International Festival of Authors

Avijit Roy is PEN’s Empty Chair at the International Festival of Authors

By | October 21, 2015 at 10:33 am

Slain Bangladeshi-American author and blogger Avijit Roy is PEN Canada’s Empty Chair at the 36th International Festival of Authors (IFOA). Roy was murdered by religious extremists in Dhaka, Bangladesh in February 2015.

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Bangladeshi Bloggers Appeal for Protection

Bangladeshi Bloggers Appeal for Protection

By | October 2, 2015 at 3:44 pm

Four secular bloggers have been murdered in the first six months of 2015. The following appeal for protection appeared on Mukto-Mona (“Free Thought”) on August 19, 2015.

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Vietnam: Blogger Ta Phong Tan Released

Vietnam: Blogger Ta Phong Tan Released

By | September 20, 2015 at 2:16 pm

PEN International and PEN Canada welcomed the release of Vietnamese blogger Ta Phong Tan on 19 September 2015.

Posted in: Campaigns

Bangladesh: Murder of Secular Blogger Highlights Need Protection

Bangladesh: Murder of Secular Blogger Highlights Need Protection

By | August 7, 2015 at 4:14 pm

The murder of Bangladeshi blogger Niloy Chakrabarti is a harrowing reminder of the need for strengthened protection for writers.

Posted in: Campaigns

Bangladesh: Murder of Third Secular Blogger Highlights Need for Better Protection

Bangladesh: Murder of Third Secular Blogger Highlights Need for Better Protection

By | May 13, 2015 at 10:55 am

In light of the murder of Bangladeshi writer, editor, and blogger Ananta Bijoy Das, PEN calls on the Bangladeshi authorities to swiftly and impartially investigate his death and ensure that the perpetrators are brought to justice.

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Dieu Cay wins PEN Canada’s One Humanity Award

Dieu Cay wins PEN Canada’s One Humanity Award

By | October 22, 2013 at 1:24 pm

Vietnamese blogger Dieu Cay will receive the One Humanity Award at PEN Canada’s annual benefit at the 34th International Festival of Authors (IFOA) on October 24, 2013.

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