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Forbidden Reading

Mark Johnston, director of documentary “Forbidden Reading,” speaks with PEN Canada about the project and some of the contemporary censorship issues addressed in the film.

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Deep Freeze

PEN Canada discusses libel chill with the Book and Periodical Council’s Freedom of Expression Committee researcher Franklin Carter..


Beyond Book Burning: A Q&A with Mark Medley

Mark Medley shared his thoughts with PEN Canada about the move towards self-publishing online, the disappearance of the midlist, and the takeover of traditional publishing houses by media conglomerates.

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Larry Siems on the Torture Report

Speaking about his recent book, The Torture Report, Siems gave an enlightening talk about what he uncovered from examining thousands of documents related to the U.S. torture program under the Bush administration.

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Shedding Light on the Dark Side

Ahead of our event with him next week, PEN Canada spoke with Siems about the book, his thoughts on the current administration’s approach to the torture, and what he made of the reaction to Zero Dark Thirty.