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Myanmar: Zarganar’s arrest highlights junta’s efforts to silence critics

Myanmar: Zarganar’s arrest highlights junta’s efforts to silence critics

By | April 8, 2021 at 5:19 pm

Myanmar: Zarganar’s arrest highlights junta’s efforts to silence critics

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Meet the Judges for the 2021 Ken Filkow Prize

Meet the Judges for the 2021 Ken Filkow Prize

By | March 31, 2021 at 9:26 am

PEN Canada’s Ken Filkow Prize was established in memory of Kenneth A. Filkow, Q.C., a distinguished Winnipeg lawyer and active member of PEN Canada’s Canadian Issues Committee. The award honours authors, journalists, public servants, scientists, professors, and concerned citizens whose work has advanced freedom of expression in Canada.  Nominations for the 2021 prize can be […]

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Q&A with Ava Homa – Inaugural PEN/Humber College Writers-in-Exile Scholar

Q&A with Ava Homa – Inaugural PEN/Humber College Writers-in-Exile Scholar

By | March 11, 2021 at 2:32 pm

Ava Homa is a journalist, activist, and critically-acclaimed author of “Daughters of Smoke and Fire” (HarperCollins, 2020). She holds an MA in English and Creative Writing from the University of Windsor.

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PEN Canada Successfully Intervenes in Sec. 91 Challenge to Canada Elections Act

PEN Canada Successfully Intervenes in Sec. 91 Challenge to Canada Elections Act

By | February 24, 2021 at 12:01 pm

PEN Canada has successfully intervened before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in the Canadian Constitution Foundation’s (CCF) challenge to the constitutionality of section 91(1) of the Canada Elections Act.

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Bangladesh’s Embattled Bloggers:

Bangladesh’s Embattled Bloggers:

By | February 17, 2021 at 1:29 pm

As the trial for the killing of Avijit Roy reaches a verdict, a friend recalls the atmosphere at the Ekushey Book Fair a year after the iconic secularist was murdered.

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Q&A with Maria Saba – 2020 PEN/Humber College Writers-in-Exile Scholar

Q&A with Maria Saba – 2020 PEN/Humber College Writers-in-Exile Scholar

By | January 19, 2021 at 8:20 am

Maria Saba is the 2020 PEN Canada-Humber College Writers-in-Exile Scholar. An Iran-born writer, storyteller and arts educator, Saba has published three books and over a hundred articles, interviews, and stories.

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Liu Xiaobo Anniversary Campaign

Liu Xiaobo Anniversary Campaign

By | December 4, 2020 at 2:03 pm

The Liu Xiaobo Anniversary Campaign will act as a commemoration of Liu Xiaobo’s life, his contribution to Chinese literature, and his selfless work promoting basic freedoms in the People’s Republic of China (PRC), while also highlighting the case of writers Gui Minhai, Chimengül Awut, Kunchok Tsephel, Yang Hengjun and Qin Yongmin who are currently detained by the PRC government.

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COVID-19 has Deepened Our Dependence on Surveillance Technology

COVID-19 has Deepened Our Dependence on Surveillance Technology

By | November 24, 2020 at 10:03 pm

Largely without public debate – and absent any new safeguards – we’ve become even more dependent on a technological ecosystem that is notoriously insecure, poorly regulated, highly invasive and prone to serial abuse.

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Regulate Social Media – In a Way That Makes Sense

Regulate Social Media – In a Way That Makes Sense

By | November 24, 2020 at 10:03 pm

There is a widespread belief that social media companies do not care about these problems and have resisted every attempt by government to regulate them. But that is not always the case

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Iran: PEN Welcomes Temporary Release of Nasrin Sotoudeh

Iran: PEN Welcomes Temporary Release of Nasrin Sotoudeh

By | November 12, 2020 at 11:44 am

PEN is delighted to learn of the temporary release of prominent Iranian writer, lawyer and human rights activist, Nasrin Sotoudeh, on November 7,  2020.

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