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Privacy Could Vanish if Cyber-Bullying Act Became Law

Privacy Could Vanish if Cyber-Bullying Act Became Law

By | May 15, 2014 at 9:00 am

PEN Canada voiced its concern at revelations that local telecom companies and other service providers disclosed personal information from nearly 800,000 customers in a single year, a practice that would be codified in two bills currently before Parliament.

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Take Action for World Press Freedom Day

Take Action for World Press Freedom Day

By | May 2, 2014 at 4:35 pm

On May 3, 2014, PEN marks World Press Freedom Day by highlighting cases in Turkey, Honduras, Russia, and Ethiopia.

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Groups Seek Human Rights Protections in Canada-Honduras Free Trade Agreement

Groups Seek Human Rights Protections in Canada-Honduras Free Trade Agreement

By | April 14, 2014 at 4:13 pm

PEN Canada and the International Human Rights Program (IHRP) at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law called on officials to tie human rights obligations to Canada’s proposed free trade agreement with Honduras during a committee appearance in Ottawa.

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Honduras Must do More to Protect Journalists, Urge Writers in Support of Canadian Report

Honduras Must do More to Protect Journalists, Urge Writers in Support of Canadian Report

By | March 27, 2014 at 12:51 pm

The Inter-American Commission of Human Rights (IACHR) is pushing Honduran government officials to improve the investigation of journalists’ murders, following writers’ testimonials in Washington, D.C.

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Canadian Report Documenting Impunity in Honduras to be Presented in Washington, D.C.

Canadian Report Documenting Impunity in Honduras to be Presented in Washington, D.C.

By | March 24, 2014 at 4:42 pm

PEN and the University of Toronto Faculty of Law’s International Human Rights Program, have been granted a public hearing before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) in Washington D.C. on Tuesday, March 25.

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How Transparent are Canada’s ISPs?

How Transparent are Canada’s ISPs?

By | March 20, 2014 at 4:13 pm

A letter to Canada’s major telecommunications companies asking them to disclose how, when, and why they share customers’ data with government officials

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New Voices Award submissions due April 3

New Voices Award submissions due April 3

By | March 3, 2014 at 2:20 pm

PEN Canada is now accepting submissions from unpublished writers aged 17-30 and currently residing in Canada. The deadline for submissions is April 3. The winning submission will receive $1000.

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PEN Canada Concerned for Canadian Journalist Facing Terrorism Charges in Egypt

PEN Canada Concerned for Canadian Journalist Facing Terrorism Charges in Egypt

By | February 4, 2014 at 3:20 pm

PEN Canada voiced concern for the journalist Mohamed Fahmy who has been referred, to trial, along with 19 of his colleagues, on charges linked to terrorism.

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Honduras Must End Lethal Violence Against Journalists and Climate of Impunity

Honduras Must End Lethal Violence Against Journalists and Climate of Impunity

By | January 23, 2014 at 3:00 am

Honduras: Journalism in the Shadow of Impunity details how journalists who cover corruption and other sensitive issues increasingly face threats and lethal attacks.

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Honduras: Journalism in the Shadow of Impunity

Honduras: Journalism in the Shadow of Impunity

By | January 23, 2014 at 3:00 am

Journalists who cover organized crime, government corruption and other sensitive issues are increasingly facing threats and lethal attacks in Honduras, with almost complete impunity for perpetrators, said PEN International in a report released today in partnership with PEN Canada and the International Human Rights Program (IHRP) at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law.

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