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Indigenous Female Journalists Defeat Fear in Guatemala

Indigenous Female Journalists Defeat Fear in Guatemala

By | January 12, 2018 at 1:02 pm

LPP student Maria Gabriela Martinez writes about the security workshops held by PEN and the University of Toronto’s International Human Rights Program in Guatemala City, December 7-9, 2017.

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Kindness is Contagious in Canada

Kindness is Contagious in Canada

By | December 20, 2017 at 11:15 am

Solomon Hailemariam, former president of PEN Ethiopia and current PEN Canada Writer-in-Exile, reflects on his first Canadian winter. 

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Stigma, Solidarity and Security in Guatemala

Stigma, Solidarity and Security in Guatemala

By | December 14, 2017 at 1:50 pm

Report on PEN Canada’s December 2017 security workshops for indigenous women journalists in Guatemala City.

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Grains of Light

Grains of Light

By | December 7, 2017 at 10:45 am

PEN Canada Vice-President, Emily M. Keeler, tells the story of Advocate Kate Creasey’s work on the behalf of imprisoned Azeri writer Rashad Ramazanov.

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New Voices Award: Q&A with 2017 winner Mikko Harvey

New Voices Award: Q&A with 2017 winner Mikko Harvey

By | November 30, 2017 at 9:41 am

Poet Mikko Harvey is the 2017 winner of the RBC/PEN Canada New Voices Award for unpublished writers aged 17-30.

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2017 Escribir sin Miedo Prize: Unacknowledged Victims

2017 Escribir sin Miedo Prize: Unacknowledged Victims

By | November 23, 2017 at 5:54 pm

‘Unacknowledged Victims’ by Wendy Funes is the winning entry from the 2016 Escribir sin Miedo Prize for investigative/public interest journalism in Honduras.

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Investigative Journalism in a Dangerous Country

Investigative Journalism in a Dangerous Country

By | September 15, 2017 at 1:12 pm

Adela Navarro is the director of, Zeta, one of the only news outlets in Mexico to regularly report on drug trafficking, corruption and organized crime.

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Liu Xiaobo: A life like a symphonic poem

Liu Xiaobo: A life like a symphonic poem

By | July 17, 2017 at 11:02 am

Tienchi Martin-Liao reflects on the life and work of her colleague, Liu Xiaobo, who passed away on July 13, 2017 while on medical parole.

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Liu Xiaobo: “I have no enemies. . . .”

Liu Xiaobo: “I have no enemies. . . .”

By | July 17, 2017 at 10:11 am

Marian Botsford Fraser’s recollection of the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize ceremony for Chinese poet Liu Xiaobo.

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Liu Xiaobo: Lover and Poet

Liu Xiaobo: Lover and Poet

By | July 5, 2017 at 2:05 pm

Liu Xiaobo who is suddenly ‘free’ isn’t free at all; but let us celebrate this great man’s greater, more lasting freedom, so terribly earned: to be back in the arms of his beloved.

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