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Pursuing Truth in Pune

Pursuing Truth in Pune

By | October 18, 2018 at 10:31 am

Released on the final day of PEN’s 84th annual congress, PEN’s report warns of “a rising tide of violence, impunity, extended pre-trial detentions, and surveillance” under the Modi government, of “punitive defamation laws [that] mute criticism”, nervous publishers who “have asked journalists to be less critical of authorities” and universities where a “climate of fear” has curbed student activism, rescinded invitations to controversial professors, andpurged textbooks that are deemed offensive.

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Fighting Femicide One Day at a Time

Fighting Femicide One Day at a Time

By | April 5, 2018 at 1:46 pm

More than 100 journalists have been killed in Mexico since 2000. This piece profiles Verónica Villalvazo, who investigates femicide in this climate of fear.

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PEN Canada Security Training Workshop in Guatemala

PEN Canada Security Training Workshop in Guatemala

By | March 8, 2018 at 11:21 am

In December 2017, PEN Canada held a security training workshop for Indigenous women journalists in Guatemala, teaching them how to protect themselves and to cope with the stress of working in dangerous environments.

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Night in Review: 2018 PEN Canada Gala with Martin Amis

Night in Review: 2018 PEN Canada Gala with Martin Amis

By | February 27, 2018 at 10:56 am

Christopher Hitchens memorably described Martin Amis’s style as “a synthesis of astonishing wit and moral assiduity.” Both were much in evidence as Amis spoke with the novelist and biographer Charlie Foran at PEN Canada’s 2018 gala dinner. 

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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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