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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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Reimagining Democracy – Q&A with Hendrik Hertzberg

Reimagining Democracy – Q&A with Hendrik Hertzberg

By | April 23, 2013 at 2:42 pm

PEN Canada asked Hendrik Hertzberg, why it has become so difficult to rein in vested interests in the United States, and to overcome Constitutional hurdles to progressive legislation on gun control, healthcare and campaign finance reform.

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Reinventing the Book – A Q&A with Hugh McGuire

Reinventing the Book – A Q&A with Hugh McGuire

By | April 8, 2013 at 10:43 am

Books have never been individual pursuits. There are editors and put-upon friends, colleagues, trusted advisors, agents, mothers and fathers, workshoppers, copyeditors, proofreaders, designers … all of whom influence what book is finally published. No writer is an island.

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Forbidden Reading

Forbidden Reading

By | April 8, 2013 at 10:29 am

Mark Johnston, director of documentary “Forbidden Reading,” speaks with PEN Canada about the project and some of the contemporary censorship issues addressed in the film.

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Fighting Impunity in Mexico

Fighting Impunity in Mexico

By | March 28, 2013 at 1:01 pm

In March 2013, a small PEN delegation travelled to Mexico for the launch of the Mexican edition of The Dissident Blog, and to press the Mexican government for more action on impunity.

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Deep Freeze

Deep Freeze

By | March 28, 2013 at 12:51 pm

PEN Canada discusses libel chill with the Book and Periodical Council’s Freedom of Expression Committee researcher Franklin Carter..

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