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COVID-19 has Deepened Our Dependence on Surveillance Technology

COVID-19 has Deepened Our Dependence on Surveillance Technology

By | November 24, 2020 at 10:03 pm

Largely without public debate – and absent any new safeguards – we’ve become even more dependent on a technological ecosystem that is notoriously insecure, poorly regulated, highly invasive and prone to serial abuse.

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Regulate Social Media – In a Way That Makes Sense

Regulate Social Media – In a Way That Makes Sense

By | November 24, 2020 at 10:03 pm

There is a widespread belief that social media companies do not care about these problems and have resisted every attempt by government to regulate them. But that is not always the case

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The Silence After Khashoggi

The Silence After Khashoggi

By | November 9, 2020 at 5:26 pm

The murder of Jamal Khashoggi continues to chill freedom of expression in the Middle East By Abdulrahman Matar Two years have passed since Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. The Saudi authorities have succeeded in exhausting the legal process through an official recognition of the crime and a mock […]

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Will we recover the freedoms we surrender to the fight against COVID-19?

Will we recover the freedoms we surrender to the fight against COVID-19?

By | April 25, 2020 at 2:19 pm

We are giving up our freedoms in the fight against COVID-19. The question is will we get them back? Does freedom – a true freedom of strong precepts rather than meaningless platitudes – interfere with what we must do to survive?

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Raihan Abir: The Rhetoric of Resistance

Raihan Abir: The Rhetoric of Resistance

By | December 17, 2019 at 11:25 am

In the fall of 2019, PEN Canada collaborated with Ryerson’s Community Engaged Learning & Teaching (CELT) initiative and Literatures of Modernity graduate program in the Faculty of Arts to bring members of our Writers-in-Exile network into the classroom.

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Off The Mirror

Off The Mirror

By | October 8, 2019 at 5:44 pm

This month, PEN Canada is proud to partner with İlkyaz, a monthly, literary platform that features works from writers in Turkey who are under the age of 35 and whose voices are rarely heard.

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Requiem for Vanished Poets

Requiem for Vanished Poets

By | October 8, 2019 at 5:44 pm

This month, PEN Canada is proud to partner with İlkyaz, a monthly, literary platform that features works from writers in Turkey who are under the age of 35 and whose voices are rarely heard.

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İlkyaz – New Voices from Turkey

İlkyaz – New Voices from Turkey

By | October 8, 2019 at 5:14 pm

This month, PEN Canada is proud to partner with İlkyaz, a monthly, literary platform that features works from writers in Turkey who are under the age of 35 and whose voices are rarely heard.

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Our Dear Departed, Slipped and Fell Right Off My Dear Wife’s Womb

Our Dear Departed, Slipped and Fell Right Off My Dear Wife’s Womb

By | October 8, 2019 at 5:04 pm

This month, PEN Canada is proud to partner with İlkyaz, a monthly, literary platform that features works from writers in Turkey who are under the age of 35 and whose voices are rarely heard.

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2019 New Voices Award: Q&A with Noor Naga

2019 New Voices Award: Q&A with Noor Naga

By | July 19, 2019 at 10:01 am

Noor Naga is the winner of the 2019 RBC/PEN Canada New Voices Award for unpublished writers aged 17-30. The award, funded by the RBC Emerging Artists Project, includes a $3,000 cash prize and mentorship from a Canadian author. Pen Canada: You were born in Philadelphia, raised in Dubai, studied in Toronto, and currently live in […]

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