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Mexico: Government Must Protect Journalists and Eliminate Discourse That Stigmatizes Media

London, May 18, 2020.- The assassination of Jorge Miguel Armenta Ávalos, director of El Tiempo newspaper; threats against the newspaper Reforma; the recent investigations of Notimex; and stigmatizing comments about media and journalists by the authorities demonstrate the insecurity in which journalists live in Mexico, said PEN International and PEN Centres in Guadalajara and San Miguel de Allende. On […]

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literary events

Media Conference: The Liu Xiaobo Empty Chair Memorial Unveiling Ceremony

Amnesty International PEN Canada Toronto Association for Democracy in China Toronto – July 30, 2019 Media Conference Advisory The Liu Xiaobo Empty Chair Memorial Unveiling Ceremony Date: Thursday August 1, 2019 Time: 1 pm Place: Oakham Lounge, Ryerson Student Centre 2nd Floor, 63 Gould Street, Toronto Amnesty International, PEN Canada and Toronto Association for Democracy […]

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Turkey: Joint Statement Following Gezi Park’s Third Trial Hearing

The following freedom of expression and media freedom organizations, strongly condemn the court’s interim decision on the Gezi Park trial to continue the detention of civil society leading figure Osman Kavala at the end of the third hearing of the case, on October 8, 2019.

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Book Balls, Fox-Trots, and Boeuf Bordelaise: The Early History of PEN International

PEN emerged during a moment of postwar optimism regarding the potential of human fellowship to overcome the contingencies of geopolitical power.

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