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Help Protect Guatemala’s Journalists

In December 2017, PEN Canada held security training workshops in Guatemala City for a group of journalists who are particularly vulnerable to targeted aggression. Sixteen Indigenous female community radio journalists were taught how to minimize the risks of physical and sexual violence, extrajudicial detention, intimidation, and abduction; how to strengthen solidarity with media and human […]

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literary events

PEN Canada and The Shoe Project Present: Our Shoes, Our Streets

Shoes are quite profound: intensely personal, they go farther than that, to speak of geography, weather, work, religion, and gender.

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Azerbaijan: Rashad Ramazanov pardoned after almost six years in prison

PEN welcomes the release of Rashad Ramazanov, an Azerbaijani blogger and writer who was arrested on May 9, 2013 and sentenced to nine years in prison on fabricated charges of illegal possession and sale of drugs.

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from the archives

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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