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PEN President Emeritus John Ralston Saul Speaks at Kings College London

PEN President Emeritus John Ralston Saul Speaks at Kings College London

By | October 31, 2019 at 1:38 pm

On October 16, 2019, PEN International President Emeritus John Ralston Saul received an Honorary Doctor of Letters from King’s College London. Saul spoke on behalf of all honorary graduates at the ceremony at King’s on October 16th. The other honorary graduates included Prince Zeid Raad Al Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights from […]

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‘We Are Not Alone’: A Message From Daphne Caruana Galizia’s Family

‘We Are Not Alone’: A Message From Daphne Caruana Galizia’s Family

By | October 31, 2019 at 1:38 pm

by Amy Mallia, Daphne’s niece I was at school the day my aunt, Daphne Caruana Galizia, was assassinated. In class I was asked what I’d like to be in the future. I remember saying without hesitation that I’d like to be a journalist like my aunt, only to go home a few hours later and find […]

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Hiring Now: Full-Time Office Manager

Hiring Now: Full-Time Office Manager

By | October 29, 2019 at 4:14 pm

Office Manager at PEN Canada Reporting to the executive director, the office manager is responsible for the smooth running of the PEN Canada office including administration, basic bookkeeping, IT & database management, and other duties as they arise. The right person will be able to handle a wide range of administrative and executive support tasks, […]

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Public Libraries and Freedom of Expression

Public Libraries and Freedom of Expression

By | October 28, 2019 at 11:04 am

As a writers’ organization that supports freedom of expression in all its forms, PEN Canada considers the Toronto Public Library an important ally. Its rental policy recognizes the necessity of barring the use of Library premises from “any individual or group … for a purpose that is likely to promote, or would have the effect […]

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Turkey/Syria: Media and Journalists Under Attack

Turkey/Syria: Media and Journalists Under Attack

By | October 18, 2019 at 10:58 am

PEN International strongly condemns attacks against journalists and the ongoing media crackdown following Turkey’s offensive in Northern Syria, and calls on all parties to protect journalists from harm and to uphold the rights to freedom of expression and opinion. On October 9, 2019, the Turkish armed forces started bombing parts of Northern Syria, controlled by Kurdish-led […]

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Margaret Atwood Wins Second Booker Prize

Margaret Atwood Wins Second Booker Prize

By | October 15, 2019 at 8:08 pm

PEN Canada celebrates Margaret Atwood’s second Booker Prize for “The Testaments” the long-awaited sequel to her 1985 dystopian novel “The Handmaid’s Tale.” Atwood shared the award with Bernardine Evaristo, author of “Girl, Woman, Other,” and the first black woman to win the Booker. 

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PEN Canada Condemns Handke Nobel Prize 

PEN Canada Condemns Handke Nobel Prize 

By | October 15, 2019 at 7:45 pm

Adding its voice to statements from PEN America and PEN International, PEN Canada today called the Swedish Academy’s choice to award Peter Handke a Nobel prize for literature “baffling and deeply regrettable.”

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Turkey: Joint Statement Following Gezi Park’s Third Trial Hearing

Turkey: Joint Statement Following Gezi Park’s Third Trial Hearing

By | October 10, 2019 at 12:40 pm

The following freedom of expression and media freedom organizations, strongly condemn the court’s interim decision on the Gezi Park trial to continue the detention of civil society leading figure Osman Kavala at the end of the third hearing of the case, on October 8, 2019.

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Iraq: Freedoms Under Attack – Over 100 Killed, Thousands Injured and Hundreds Arrested

Iraq: Freedoms Under Attack – Over 100 Killed, Thousands Injured and Hundreds Arrested

By | October 10, 2019 at 12:35 pm

The undersigned international, regional and Iraqi human rights organizations demand that the authorities in Iraq immediately uphold promises to put an end to violent reprisals against the popular protest movement taking place across the country, which have left over 100 people dead, with thousands more injured and hundreds detained.

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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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