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Writing Under Surveillance

Writing Under Surveillance

By | January 5, 2015 at 4:18 pm

PEN American’s international survey of nearly 800 writers in 50 countries finds that levels of self-censorship in established democracies are surprisingly close to those in authoritarian states and fledgling democracies.

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Would Hemingway Beat Twain in a Fist Fight?

Would Hemingway Beat Twain in a Fist Fight?

By | December 11, 2014 at 1:09 pm

Fight it out with friend and foe at your next holiday party with these Between the Lines cards! The cards give book lovers and introverts alike fun, quirky chatting prompts submitted by fellow bookish types.

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Send a Holiday Greeting to a Writer in Prison

Send a Holiday Greeting to a Writer in Prison

By | December 9, 2014 at 1:19 am

Every year PEN invites our members and supporters to send season’s greetings to imprisoned and persecuted writers. This year, our suggested writers come from 15 countries around the globe.

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Honduras: End Judicial Harassment of Journalist Julio Alvarado 

Honduras: End Judicial Harassment of Journalist Julio Alvarado 

By | December 4, 2014 at 2:43 pm

The Honduran authorities must stop their judicial harassment of journalist Julio Ernesto Alvarado, a founding member of PEN Honduras.

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UBC Students’ Right to Protest is Protected by Charter

UBC Students’ Right to Protest is Protected by Charter

By | December 4, 2014 at 1:42 pm

PEN Canada is concerned about the tone and content of a message recently sent by a University of British Columbia administrator to over two hundred international students in the university’s forestry department.

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Why Support PEN Canada?

Why Support PEN Canada?

By | November 26, 2014 at 4:21 pm

900 persecuted writers: 465 detained, imprisoned, or on trial, 275 have faced attacks, death threats, judicial harassment, enforced disappearances, harassment, and abduction, 59 have been killed. Help PEN Canada fight censorship and defend free expression at home and abroad.

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Introducing the Ken Filkow Award

Introducing the Ken Filkow Award

By | November 26, 2014 at 11:49 am

PEN Canada is proud to announce the Ken Filkow Award for significant contributions to free expression in Canada.

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Hossein Derakhshan Freed from Evin

Hossein Derakhshan Freed from Evin

By | November 24, 2014 at 9:34 am

PEN Canada’s Writers in Prison Committee welcomes the release of Iranian Canadian blogger Hossein Derakhshan. After completing 6 years of his 19 year sentence in Evin prison, he was granted amnesty on November 19, 2014 by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

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Introducing Censorship Tracker!

Introducing Censorship Tracker!

By | November 20, 2014 at 9:30 am

PEN Canada is pleased to launch Censorship Tracker, a crowd-sourced mapping tool that records limitations on the right to free expression in Canada.

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Paola Gómez Restrepo Appointed PEN Writer-in-Residence at George Brown College

Paola Gómez Restrepo Appointed PEN Writer-in-Residence at George Brown College

By | November 5, 2014 at 2:46 pm

Paola Gómez Restrepo, a member of PEN Canada’s Writer-in-Exile Network, has been chosen as George Brown’s 2015 PEN Canada Writer-in-Residence.

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