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Dissident Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi disappears after visit to Saudi consulate in Istanbul

Dissident Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi disappears after visit to Saudi consulate in Istanbul

By | October 12, 2018 at 2:30 am

Available in Arabic.  8 October 2018 – PEN International is deeply concerned about the well-being and safety of Jamal Khashoggi, a prominent Saudi writer who disappeared after entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey on 2 October 2018. Six days later no official information has been disclosed about the whereabouts of Khashoggi. There are unconfirmed reports that he […]

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Turkey: Charges against Ragıp Zarakolu must be dropped

Turkey: Charges against Ragıp Zarakolu must be dropped

By | September 24, 2018 at 2:58 pm

The Turkish authorities should drop all charges against publisher and human rights activist Ragıp Zarakolu, PEN International said today.

Posted in: Campaigns

2019 PEN Gala Dinner with Margaret Atwood and Graeme Gibson

2019 PEN Gala Dinner with Margaret Atwood and Graeme Gibson

By | September 18, 2018 at 9:57 am

PEN Canada pays tribute to the life and work of Margaret Atwood and Graeme Gibson.

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PEN Canada Condemns Ontario’s Invocation of Section 33

PEN Canada Condemns Ontario’s Invocation of Section 33

By | September 14, 2018 at 7:45 am

Today PEN Canada condemned the government of Ontario’s invocation of Section 33 of the Charter of Rights, the Notwithstanding Clause, to sideline a Superior Court justice’s ruling that it had infringed on freedom-of-expression rights protected by the Charter.

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Onder Deligoz Receives Humber College Writers-in-Exile Scholarship

Onder Deligoz Receives Humber College Writers-in-Exile Scholarship

By | September 13, 2018 at 10:31 am

Humber supports PEN Canada’s mission to champion freedom of expression and to value the indispensable role writers play in our civic and cultural life.

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Q&A with 2018 George Brown Writer-in-Residence Sohaila Khaliqyar

Q&A with 2018 George Brown Writer-in-Residence Sohaila Khaliqyar

By | September 11, 2018 at 4:16 pm

Being a refugee is not easy but in spite of all the challenges, I feel safe from the shadow of death, which had been following me in my country, threatening my dreams and my life.

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

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

By | September 11, 2018 at 11:21 am

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

Posted in: Events

Nicaragua: End Crackdown on Free Press and Peaceful Protest

Nicaragua: End Crackdown on Free Press and Peaceful Protest

By | September 7, 2018 at 2:14 pm

PEN is deeply concerned by the deteriorating climate for freedom of expression in Nicaragua.

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Myanmar: PEN Supports the UN’s Call for Peace, Respect and Justice

Myanmar: PEN Supports the UN’s Call for Peace, Respect and Justice

By | September 5, 2018 at 8:53 pm

PEN Canada and the Writers for Peace Committee (WfPC) of PEN International are deeply troubled by the UN’s most recept report on Myanmar.

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Ann Ireland: In Tribute

Ann Ireland: In Tribute

By | August 30, 2018 at 10:26 am

Ann Ireland: In Tribute The late Ann Ireland was president of PEN Canada from 1998 to 1999. She wrote five critically acclaimed novels and taught creative writing at The Chang School at Ryerson University from 1991 until her death on August 23, 2018. One colleague at The Chang School remembered her as “kind, capable and unflappable” […]

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