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Filkow Prize Awarded to Justin Brake at PEN Canada AGM

Filkow Prize Awarded to Justin Brake at PEN Canada AGM

By | June 15, 2018 at 1:13 pm

The attempt to silence Justin Brake is an attempt to silence freedom of expression.

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Egypt: Prominent Egyptian Writer and Blogger Under Arrest and Investigation

Egypt: Prominent Egyptian Writer and Blogger Under Arrest and Investigation

By | June 8, 2018 at 11:40 am

PEN International is deeply concerned about the detention of Wael Abbas, a prominent Egyptian blogger and political activist. He has been arbitrary detained since his arrest on 23 May 2018, when several armed agents from the Egyptian security service raided his home, blind-folded him and took him to an undisclosed location. During the raid, the […]

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Justin Brake wins 2018 PEN Canada/Ken Filkow Prize for freedom of expression

Justin Brake wins 2018 PEN Canada/Ken Filkow Prize for freedom of expression

By | June 7, 2018 at 8:51 am

Justin Brake has won the 2017 PEN Canada/Ken Filkow Prize. The $1,000 prize is awarded annually to an individual or group whose work has advanced freedom of expression in Canada.

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PEN Call to Action for the Immediate Release of Oleg Sentsov

PEN Call to Action for the Immediate Release of Oleg Sentsov

By | May 31, 2018 at 12:03 pm

Oleg Sentsov has been on a hunger strike since May 14; PEN urges Russian authorities to release Sentsov immediately.

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Toronto to Erect “The Empty Chair” Memorial to Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Liu Xiaobo

Toronto to Erect “The Empty Chair” Memorial to Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Liu Xiaobo

By | May 29, 2018 at 11:04 am

Liu Xiaobo Memorial project to erect a bronze sculpture of an empty chair to commemorate his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China.

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PEN Calls on Ireland to End Restrictions on Artists Discussing 8th Amendment

PEN Calls on Ireland to End Restrictions on Artists Discussing 8th Amendment

By | May 23, 2018 at 10:38 am

PEN expresses concern at restrictions placed upon artists wishing to discuss the issue of abortion in Ireland.

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Israel: PEN Condemns Appalling Attack on Journalists and Protestors

Israel: PEN Condemns Appalling Attack on Journalists and Protestors

By | May 17, 2018 at 11:58 am

PEN International strongly condemns the use of excessive force against protestors and journalists by the Israeli forces earlier this week.

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Poetry of Resistance – Trilingual Edition of Rasha Omran’s Work Available Now

Poetry of Resistance – Trilingual Edition of Rasha Omran’s Work Available Now

By | May 2, 2018 at 8:38 am

At last year’s Cairo Literature festival, Canadian writer, Kim Echlin met Syrian poet and activist, Rasha Omran who now lives in exile in Egypt. Omran has publically opposed the Assad regime since the 2011 revolution. Her poetry is her ongoing resistance to the silencing and erasure of Syria. The country’s pre-war population was 22 million […]

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2018 Annual General Meeting

2018 Annual General Meeting

By | May 2, 2018 at 8:37 am

PEN Canada’s annual general meeting will take place at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at the Arts and Letters Club (14 Elm St, Toronto, ON).

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Ecuador – Colombia: Journalists Killed

Ecuador – Colombia: Journalists Killed

By | April 18, 2018 at 2:00 pm

PEN joins its Latin American colleagues in condemning the killing of three employees at the Ecuadorian daily newspaper El Comercio.

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