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Liu Xiaobo Memorial Unveiled

Liu Xiaobo Memorial Unveiled

By | August 14, 2019 at 11:20 am

On August 13, 100 people attended the unveiling ceremony of the Liu Xiaobo Empty Chair Memorial outside Amnesty International Canada’s Ottawa headquarters.

Posted in: Campaigns, News

Mexico: attack on writer and journalist exposes the lack of necessary protection

Mexico: attack on writer and journalist exposes the lack of necessary protection

By | August 6, 2019 at 12:47 pm

The attack on writer, journalist and activist Lydia Cacho Ribeiro on 21 July 2019 exposes once again the dangers of being a journalist in Mexico, as well as the urgent need to combat impunity.

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Media Conference: The Liu Xiaobo Empty Chair Memorial Unveiling Ceremony

Media Conference: The Liu Xiaobo Empty Chair Memorial Unveiling Ceremony

By | July 30, 2019 at 10:26 am

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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Rights Groups Call on New European Commission President to Prioritize Press Freedom

Rights Groups Call on New European Commission President to Prioritize Press Freedom

By | July 23, 2019 at 12:07 pm

Read the full text of the letter below:   July 19, 2019 European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen European Commission, Rue de la Loi 200, 1049 Brussels, Belgium Dear President von der Leyen, We are writing as members of the press freedom community to congratulate you on your appointment as President of the European Commission, […]

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2019 New Voices Award: Q&A with Noor Naga

2019 New Voices Award: Q&A with Noor Naga

By | July 19, 2019 at 10:01 am

Noor Naga is the winner of the 2019 RBC/PEN Canada New Voices Award for unpublished writers aged 17-30. The award, funded by the RBC Emerging Artists Project, includes a $3,000 cash prize and mentorship from a Canadian author. Pen Canada: You were born in Philadelphia, raised in Dubai, studied in Toronto, and currently live in […]

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Q&A with Onder Deligoz, Winner of the 2018 Humber-PEN Writers-In-Exile Scholarship

Q&A with Onder Deligoz, Winner of the 2018 Humber-PEN Writers-In-Exile Scholarship

By | July 17, 2019 at 12:00 pm

Onder Deligoz is a Turkish author and journalist currently residing in Canada. He was the recipient of the 2018 Humber School of Writers, PEN Writers in Exile Scholarship. The full scholarship is available to writers in exile who wish to participate in Humber’s Creative Writing by Correspondence Program, where students work with a professional writer-mentor […]

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Humber School of Writing, PEN Writers in Exile Scholarship: Call for Applications 2019

Humber School of Writing, PEN Writers in Exile Scholarship: Call for Applications 2019

By | July 9, 2019 at 2:49 pm

Call for Applications from PEN Canada Writers-in-Exile Humber School for Writers Creative Writing by Correspondence Program (Creative Writing-Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction, Poetry) The Humber School for Writers is seeking applications from PEN Canada’s Writers-in-Exile for its 30-week graduate certificate program commencing in September 2019. A full scholarship is available to writers who: are working on a book-length project – creative […]

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Noor Naga Wins 2019 RBC/PEN Canada New Voices Award

Noor Naga Wins 2019 RBC/PEN Canada New Voices Award

By | July 5, 2019 at 1:00 pm

Noor Naga has won the 2019 RBC/PEN Canada New Voices Award for young, unpublished writers. The award is funded by the RBC Emerging Artists Project and includes a $3,000 cash prize and mentorship from a Canadian author.   Naga is the fourth writer to receive the prize since RBC and PEN partnered to create the […]

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Q&A with Filkow Prize Winner Tim Bousquet

Q&A with Filkow Prize Winner Tim Bousquet

By | June 11, 2019 at 1:46 pm

PEN Canada’s Ken Filkow prize recognizes an individual or group that has advanced freedom of expression in Canada.

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United Kingdom: Journalist Lyra McKee Killed

United Kingdom: Journalist Lyra McKee Killed

By | May 3, 2019 at 4:44 pm

PEN International is shocked and deeply saddened by the news that Lyra McKee, a 29-year-old journalist, was shot and killed in Northern Ireland last night while covering rioting in Derry. McKee was a young, passionate and courageous journalist, described as a ‘tireless advocate and activist’ for the LGBTI community. Responding to the news, Salil Tripathi, chair of PEN International’s Writers […]

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