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Dissident Saudi Writer Jamal Khashoggi Disappears After Visit to Saudi Consulate in Istanbul

Dissident Saudi Writer Jamal Khashoggi Disappears After Visit to Saudi Consulate in Istanbul

By | October 12, 2018 at 2:30 am

Available in Arabic.  October 8, 2018 – PEN International is deeply concerned about the well-being and safety of Jamal Khashoggi, a prominent Saudi writer who disappeared after entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey on October 2, 2018. Six days later no official information has been disclosed about the whereabouts of Khashoggi. There are unconfirmed reports that he […]

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2019 PEN Gala Dinner with Margaret Atwood and Graeme Gibson

2019 PEN Gala Dinner with Margaret Atwood and Graeme Gibson

By | September 18, 2018 at 9:57 am

PEN Canada pays tribute to the life and work of Margaret Atwood and Graeme Gibson.

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PEN Canada Condemns Ontario’s Invocation of Section 33

PEN Canada Condemns Ontario’s Invocation of Section 33

By | September 14, 2018 at 7:45 am

Today PEN Canada condemned the government of Ontario’s invocation of Section 33 of the Charter of Rights, the Notwithstanding Clause, to sideline a Superior Court justice’s ruling that it had infringed on freedom-of-expression rights protected by the Charter.

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Onder Deligoz Receives Humber College Writers-in-Exile Scholarship

Onder Deligoz Receives Humber College Writers-in-Exile Scholarship

By | September 13, 2018 at 10:31 am

Humber supports PEN Canada’s mission to champion freedom of expression and to value the indispensable role writers play in our civic and cultural life.

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Q&A with 2018 George Brown Writer-in-Residence Sohaila Khaliqyar

Q&A with 2018 George Brown Writer-in-Residence Sohaila Khaliqyar

By | September 11, 2018 at 4:16 pm

Being a refugee is not easy but in spite of all the challenges, I feel safe from the shadow of death, which had been following me in my country, threatening my dreams and my life.

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Nicaragua: End Crackdown on Free Press and Peaceful Protest

Nicaragua: End Crackdown on Free Press and Peaceful Protest

By | September 7, 2018 at 2:14 pm

PEN is deeply concerned by the deteriorating climate for freedom of expression in Nicaragua.

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Myanmar: PEN Supports the UN’s Call for Peace, Respect and Justice

Myanmar: PEN Supports the UN’s Call for Peace, Respect and Justice

By | September 5, 2018 at 8:53 pm

PEN Canada and the Writers for Peace Committee (WfPC) of PEN International are deeply troubled by the UN’s most recept report on Myanmar.

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Ann Ireland: In Tribute

Ann Ireland: In Tribute

By | August 30, 2018 at 10:26 am

Ann Ireland: In Tribute The late Ann Ireland was president of PEN Canada from 1998 to 1999. She wrote five critically acclaimed novels and taught creative writing at The Chang School at Ryerson University from 1991 until her death on August 23, 2018. One colleague at The Chang School remembered her as “kind, capable and unflappable” […]

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Open Letter to Google

Open Letter to Google

By | August 28, 2018 at 3:47 pm

Open Letter to Google on Reported Plans to Launch a Censored Search Engine in China From PEN International To: Sundar Pichai, Chief Executive Officer, Google Inc  cc: Ben Gomes, Vice President of Search; Kent Walker, Senior Vice President of Global Affairs Dear Mr Pichai, Like many of Google’s own employees, we are extremely concerned by reports […]

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Russia: Oleg Sentsov in Critical Condition

Russia: Oleg Sentsov in Critical Condition

By | August 10, 2018 at 8:33 am

Ukrainian filmmaker and writer Oleg Sentsov, who has been on hunger strike since 14 May 2018, is reportedly in a critical condition.

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