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Oleg Sentsov awarded the 2018 Sakharov Prize

Oleg Sentsov awarded the 2018 Sakharov Prize

By | December 13, 2018 at 11:02 am

European Parliament President Antonio Tajani (middle) presents the award to Oleg Sentsov’s cousin Natalia Kaplan and his lawyer Dmitriy Dinze From PEN International Today, Ukrainian writer and filmmaker Oleg Sentsov was awarded the prestigious European Parliament’s Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. Currently serving a 20-year prison sentence in Siberia on trumped-up terrorism charges, Oleg […]

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Six Years of Murder

Six Years of Murder

By | December 4, 2018 at 3:42 pm

President Enrique Peña Nieto’s six years in office have been the most violent on record for Mexico’s journalists.

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In Memory of Judith Rodríguez (1936-2018)

In Memory of Judith Rodríguez (1936-2018)

By | November 26, 2018 at 11:26 am

From PEN International: PEN International is deeply saddened by the passing of our friend, colleague and fearless defender of free expression, Judith Rodríguez. PEN International President, Jennifer Clement, said: ‘The news of Judith’s death is not just heartbreaking for PEN and its members, but also for me personally. I have lost a dear friend and confidant. Judith […]

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2019 PEN Gala Dinner with Margaret Atwood, Graeme Gibson, and Rick Mercer

2019 PEN Gala Dinner with Margaret Atwood, Graeme Gibson, and Rick Mercer

By | November 19, 2018 at 2:37 pm

PEN Canada pays tribute to the life and work of Margaret Atwood and Graeme Gibson in a conversation with Rick Mercer. Join PEN Canada as we honour literary power couple Margaret Atwood and Graeme Gibson, founding members and past presidents of our centre. We’ll engage them in conversation about their early days with PEN — they […]

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Day of the Imprisoned Writer: Michael Redhill writes to Oleg Sentsov

Day of the Imprisoned Writer: Michael Redhill writes to Oleg Sentsov

By | November 15, 2018 at 11:44 am

For PEN’s 2018 Day of the Imprisoned Writer, Michael Redhill writes a letter to the Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov.

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Day of the Imprisoned Writer: Rui Umezawa writes to Dawit Isaak

Day of the Imprisoned Writer: Rui Umezawa writes to Dawit Isaak

By | November 15, 2018 at 11:39 am

For PEN’s 2018 Day of the Imprisoned Writer, Toronto writer Rui Umezawa writes to the imprisoned Eritrean journalist Dawit Isaak.

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Day of the Imprisoned Writer: Marina Nemat writes to Nasrin Sotoudeh

Day of the Imprisoned Writer: Marina Nemat writes to Nasrin Sotoudeh

By | November 15, 2018 at 11:35 am

For PEN’s 2018 Day of the Imprisoned Writer, we asked PEN members and supporters to send a message to a jailed writer. Marina Nemat writes to Nasrin Sotoudeh.

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Uganda Must Release Academic Stella Nyanzi and Drop All Charges Against Her

Uganda Must Release Academic Stella Nyanzi and Drop All Charges Against Her

By | November 13, 2018 at 1:20 pm

From PEN International 12 November 2018 – PEN International and PEN Uganda are deeply concerned by the recent arrest and ongoing trial of the prominent Ugandan academic, writer and activist, Dr. Stella Nyanzi. Nyanzi was arrested on 2 November 2018 and charged with “cyber harassment” and “offensive communication” following messages she allegedly posted on Facebook about President Yoweri […]

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Creative Writing Scholarship for North American PEN Members

Creative Writing Scholarship for North American PEN Members

By | November 5, 2018 at 3:10 pm

Goddard College has announced a $10,000 scholarship available to members of the three PEN North American centres for their MFA in Creative Writing. “The Goddard/PEN North American Scholarship, now in its third year, is the result of a partnership between Goddard’s low-residency MFA in Creative Writing Program and PEN America, PEN Canada, and PEN Mexico, which together comprise the North […]

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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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