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Trafficking and Torture in the Sinai

Trafficking and Torture in the Sinai

By | September 16, 2013 at 10:19 am

On Thursday, September 19, 2013 Dan Connell will address Ryerson University’s International Issues Discussion (IID) series on political and human rights crises in Eritrea.

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A Q & A with Claire Battershill

A Q & A with Claire Battershill

By | September 3, 2013 at 1:08 pm

PEN Canada caught up with Claire Battershill, author of “The Collective Name of Ninjas”, for a conversation about reading, writing, and her work.

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Laudable Aim, Questionable Law

Laudable Aim, Questionable Law

By | August 22, 2013 at 12:43 pm

Following the suicide of Halifax teenager Rehtaeh Parsons in April 2013, cyber-bullying has become the focus of a national debate in Canada. Nova Scotia’s Cyber-Safety Act was drafted with the laudable goal of preventing similar tragedies, but it raises difficult questions about the extent to which free expression can be monitored by well-intentioned legislators.

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A Portrait of the Artist as a Migrant: A Q & A with Mania Akbari

A Portrait of the Artist as a Migrant: A Q & A with Mania Akbari

By | August 8, 2013 at 2:30 pm

Mania Akbari chats with PEN Canada about her life as an artist in exile and how it has affected her works.

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Vietnam’s Fearless Bloggers

Vietnam’s Fearless Bloggers

By | July 31, 2013 at 1:51 pm

Dieu Cay’s case highlights the government of Vietnam’s increasing sensitivity to dissident bloggers and human rights activists. Dana Wagner considers what is at stake in Vietnam’s blogosphere, and why the government has responded so harshly to peaceful criticism.

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Talking Turkey

Talking Turkey

By | July 31, 2013 at 9:26 am

Souad Sharabani interviews two Turkish-canadians to get an inside look on the core of the unrest in Turkey and its origins.

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Outsourcing Surveillance

Outsourcing Surveillance

By | July 17, 2013 at 4:26 pm

Professor Avner Levin discusses warrant-free information sharing between Canada and the United States.

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Public Photography is No Crime

Public Photography is No Crime

By | June 25, 2013 at 10:37 am

PEN Canada affirms that the rights of people to make photographs and films in public places and in private places open to the public, and publish them, are hallmarks of a transparent democracy.

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[In]Tolerable

[In]Tolerable

By | June 24, 2013 at 10:06 am

Writer and Professor Kamal Al Solaylee discusses his experience in the sexually-liberated West and his past in the Middle East.

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Confronting Repression With Honour

Confronting Repression With Honour

By | June 20, 2013 at 4:16 pm

International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) president Dr. Abdol-Karim Lahidji sat down with PEN Canada on June 14 after receiving an honorary doctorate from York University on behalf of fellow Iranian lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh.

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