Browsing Tag honorary member

Uzbekistan: PEN Welcomes Release of Muhammad Bekjanov

Uzbekistan: PEN Welcomes Release of Muhammad Bekjanov

By | February 24, 2017 at 9:37 am

PEN welcomes the release of prominent Uzbek journalist Muhammad Bekjanov who spent 18 years in prison on politically-motivated charges

Posted in: News

Become an Advocate for Imprisoned Writers

Become an Advocate for Imprisoned Writers

By | June 6, 2016 at 3:57 pm

PEN Canada Advocates write to an imprisoned honorary member each month for one year.

Posted in: Blog

Pussy Riot Members Granted Amnesty

Pussy Riot Members Granted Amnesty

By | January 3, 2014 at 12:58 pm

Pussy Riot members Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alekhina’s release renews PEN’s call to repeal Russia’s anti-free expression laws.

Posted in: News

RAPID ACTION NETWORK Appeal | July 23, 2013

RAPID ACTION NETWORK Appeal | July 23, 2013

By | July 24, 2013 at 10:13 am

PEN Canada’s WiPC has learned that Nguyen Van Hai (aka Dieu Cay) has been on a hunger strike since June 23, 2013, in protest at his detention conditions.

Posted in: Campaigns

Confronting Repression With Honour

Confronting Repression With Honour

By | June 20, 2013 at 4:16 pm

International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) president Dr. Abdol-Karim Lahidji sat down with PEN Canada on June 14 after receiving an honorary doctorate from York University on behalf of fellow Iranian lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh.

Posted in: Blog

Songbirds in a Bamboo Cage

Songbirds in a Bamboo Cage

By | January 16, 2013 at 2:02 pm

China stands at a crossroads of reform. In November, the fifth generation of leaders since the People’s Republic was founded was installed at the Eighteenth National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party.

Posted in: Blog

Marco Antonio López Ortiz

Marco Antonio López Ortiz

By | January 10, 2013 at 9:57 am

Marco Antonio López Ortiz, a news editor for the daily newspaper Novedades Acapulco, was assaulted and abducted by unidentified men on the night of June 7, 2011.

Posted in: Campaigns

PEN celebrates 20th anniversary of Salman Rushdie benefit

PEN celebrates 20th anniversary of Salman Rushdie benefit

By | December 7, 2012 at 2:19 pm

That’s to say, anybody’s a witch if you point at them and say they are. And that, of course, was the purpose and the nature of the witch hunt.

Posted in: Archives, News

Action for Pussy Riot and Liu Xiaobo

Action for Pussy Riot and Liu Xiaobo

By | November 13, 2012 at 8:06 pm

On PEN International’s 31st Day of the Imprisoned Writer, teams of PEN Canada volunteers will take to the streets of Toronto and invite pedestrians to be photographed holding large images of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot, and Nobel Peace Laureate Liu Xiaobo.

Posted in: News

Corruption and Reform in the People’s Republic

Corruption and Reform in the People’s Republic

By | November 7, 2012 at 10:44 am

Jiang Weiping, journalist, dissident and PEN Canada Honorary Member spoke to OpenCanada.org about some of the challenges China’s new leadership will face.

Posted in: Blog

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