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Stephen Harper Must Address Online Surveillance in Canada, says PEN Canada

Stephen Harper Must Address Online Surveillance in Canada, says PEN Canada

By | January 17, 2014 at 9:34 am

With Barack Obama due to announce reforms to the National Security Agency (NSA) today, PEN Canada calls on Prime Minister Stephen Harper to break his ongoing silence on the topic of online surveillance conducted by the Canadian government.

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Turkish Writer Ayşe Berktay Released from Prison

Turkish Writer Ayşe Berktay Released from Prison

By | January 3, 2014 at 1:05 pm

Translator, scholar, author, and cultural and women’s rights activist Ayşe Berktay was released on December 20, 2013 after 27 months pre-trial detention.

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Pussy Riot Members Granted Amnesty

Pussy Riot Members Granted Amnesty

By | January 3, 2014 at 12:58 pm

Pussy Riot members Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alekhina’s release renews PEN’s call to repeal Russia’s anti-free expression laws.

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Kaziwa Salih Appointed 2014 PEN Writer-in-Residence

Kaziwa Salih Appointed 2014 PEN Writer-in-Residence

By | December 20, 2013 at 10:23 am

Kurdish writer Kaziwa Salih has been chosen as the 2014 PEN Writer-in-Residence in the Centre for Preparatory and Liberal Studies at George Brown College.

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MP’s Internet Filtering Proposal Threatens Freedom of Expression

MP’s Internet Filtering Proposal Threatens Freedom of Expression

By | December 13, 2013 at 11:58 am

PEN Canada expressed concern today that Winnipeg MP Joy Smith’s private member’s bill would unreasonably limit access to the Internet, creating a new threat to freedom of expression in Canada.

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The Bare it for Books Calendar is the Perfect Gift!

The Bare it for Books Calendar is the Perfect Gift!

By | November 27, 2013 at 2:53 pm

The Bare It For Books campaign got well-known Canadian authors to pose in the nearly-nude for a 2014 calendar. All proceeds raised from the sale of the 2014 calendar will go to PEN Canada.

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A Thank You Note from John Greyson

A Thank You Note from John Greyson

By | November 25, 2013 at 10:04 am

On Aug. 16, 2013 John Greyson and Dr. Tarek Loubani were detained, without charges, in Cairo. PEN Canada voiced concern with Egyptian authorities’ decision and rallied support on social media. Greyson sent the following letter of thanks to PEN Canada’s Executive Director, Tasleem Thawar.

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70 Rights Groups Caution David Cameron Over UK Response to Surveillance

70 Rights Groups Caution David Cameron Over UK Response to Surveillance

By | November 6, 2013 at 5:52 pm

PEN Canada signed on to a joint letter to the United Kingdom’s Prime Minister David Cameron on surveillance and his response to investigative journalism.

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Treatment of journalists at anti-fracking protest raises concern

Treatment of journalists at anti-fracking protest raises concern

By | October 23, 2013 at 3:57 pm

PEN Canada’s National Affairs Committee is concerned by the wrongful treatment of journalists during recent anti-fracking protests at Elsipogtog, New Brunswick.

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Dieu Cay wins PEN Canada’s One Humanity Award

Dieu Cay wins PEN Canada’s One Humanity Award

By | October 22, 2013 at 1:24 pm

Vietnamese blogger Dieu Cay will receive the One Humanity Award at PEN Canada’s annual benefit at the 34th International Festival of Authors (IFOA) on October 24, 2013.

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