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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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The Politics of Food

The Politics of Food

By | May 27, 2013 at 1:30 pm

Sarah Elton discusses the shortcomings of industrial food production and our lack of information about them.

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Ten Million Troublesome Characters

Ten Million Troublesome Characters

By | May 15, 2013 at 9:36 am

Liu Xiaobo, who tried hard to save imprisoned writers, is now imprisoned himself. As for myself, I almost lost my life after experiencing torture. I was forced to leave my home country and come here to continue writing.

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Race, Censorship, and Free Speech: A Q&A with Lawrence Hill and Carol Duncan

Race, Censorship, and Free Speech: A Q&A with Lawrence Hill and Carol Duncan

By | May 14, 2013 at 3:25 pm

PEN Canada talks with Lawrence Hill and Carol Duncan about cultural boundaries and writings that transgress them.

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Hot Docs 2013: Censorship and Dissent

Hot Docs 2013: Censorship and Dissent

By | May 9, 2013 at 11:14 am

PEN Canada explores a series of films dealing with censorship and dissent at the 2013 Hot Docs festival.

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Censoring the Body

Censoring the Body

By | May 7, 2013 at 2:38 pm

As we near the end of the 2013 Hot Docs Festival in Toronto, Vanessa Robinson considers the theme of art and censorship in two of this year’s films.

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