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Mexico: Pegasus Spyware used on Journalists and Citizens

A recent investigation has revealed shocking evidence of the illegal use of surveillance tools by the military to spy on its own people

Literary Events

Voices of Freedom  #3 — readings from exiled writers

Join us on Sunday, March 26 at 3:00 pm at the Hirut Ethiopian Jazz Club, 2050 Danforth Avenue, Toronto to hear the work of four celebrated writers who have now …

Watch “The Grab” at Hot Docs, March 10 @ 7pm


Take action to free María Cristina Garrido Rodríguez

To mark International Women’s Day 2023, PEN International features the case of Cuban poet and activist María Cristina Garrido Rodríguez, imprisoned since July 2021 for her criticism of the Cuban government, and for participating in the peaceful protests that saw thousands of Cubans taking to the streets around the country and demanding reforms. Take action today to free María Cristina Garrido Rodríguez.

From the Archives

TIFA 2022 — The Freedom to Write and to Read: Standing with Salman Rushdie

“Free Speech is the whole ball game. Free speech is life itself.” — Salman Rushdie PEN Canada, Penguin Random House Canada, Toronto International Festival of Authors and Writers’ Trust of Canada …

Q&A with Chris Tenove on Toxic Disinformation