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Help Protect Guatemala’s Journalists

Help Protect Guatemala’s Journalists

By | June 11, 2019 at 1:46 pm

In December 2017, PEN Canada held security training workshops in Guatemala City for a group of journalists who are particularly vulnerable to targeted aggression. Sixteen Indigenous female community radio journalists were taught how to minimize the risks of physical and sexual violence, extrajudicial detention, intimidation, and abduction; how to strengthen solidarity with media and human […]

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Free Expression Under Threat – PEN’s 2018 Case List

Free Expression Under Threat – PEN’s 2018 Case List

By | June 6, 2019 at 11:04 am

May 30, 2019 – The PEN International Case List published today documents increasing threats to writers and journalists around the world in the course of their work. The most reported type of attack in the Case List is lengthy prison terms. A total of 68 writers were imprisoned specifically for the practice of their profession […]

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Turkey: International Groups Condemn Attacks Against Journalists

Turkey: International Groups Condemn Attacks Against Journalists

By | May 27, 2019 at 10:00 am

Turkish version below The International Press Institute along with other 18 press freedom and freedom of expression organizations – including PEN International and several PEN Centres – sent today a joint letter to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, calling for justice following the recent physical attacks against two journalists, Yavuz Selim Demirağ and İdris Özyol. […]

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Highlights of the 2019 PEN Gala

Highlights of the 2019 PEN Gala

By | May 23, 2019 at 10:04 am

A month after PEN’s 2019 gala we look back on the evening with gratitude to all of our members and supporters. Video Highlights Photo Album

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2019 Annual General Meeting

2019 Annual General Meeting

By | May 16, 2019 at 4:26 pm

PEN Canada’s annual general meeting will take place at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, in the Great Hall at the Arts and Letters Club (14 Elm St, Toronto, ON). Join us for light refreshments after the meeting (cash bar). All current PEN Canada members are encouraged to attend. Outstanding fees may be paid at the […]

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Myanmar: Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo Released From Jail

Myanmar: Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo Released From Jail

By | May 13, 2019 at 1:12 pm

PEN International welcomes the news that journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were released from jail in Myanmar on May 7, 2019. The two Reuters journalists were found guilty of breaching the colonial-era Official Secrets Act and were facing lengthy prison sentences for their investigation into the killing of 10 Rohingya Muslim men and […]

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Iran: Three Writers Face Lengthy Prison Sentences

Iran: Three Writers Face Lengthy Prison Sentences

By | May 6, 2019 at 1:13 pm

PEN International is deeply concerned about the ongoing trial of three Iranian writers, Baktash Abtin, Reza Khandan-Mahabadi, and Keyvan Bazhan. Mr Abtin’s last hearing was held on 27 April 2019 and that of Khandan-Mahabadi and Bazhan’s on April 28 2019. Both hearings took place before the 28 Branch of the Revolutionary Court in Tehran. Among […]

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Nasrin Sotoudeh to Receive PEN Canada’s One Humanity Award

Nasrin Sotoudeh to Receive PEN Canada’s One Humanity Award

By | April 8, 2019 at 9:26 am

TORONTO (April 8, 2019) – Nasrin Sotoudeh, the Iranian human rights lawyer renowned for her defense of women’s and children’s rights, will receive the One Humanity award at PEN Canada’s annual gala on April 11, 2019 in Toronto. Sotoudeh, 56, who is currently in prison, was sentenced in March 2019 to 148 lashes and more […]

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