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Mexican Senate Votes to Federalize Crimes Against Journalists

Mexican Senate Votes to Federalize Crimes Against Journalists

By | March 14, 2012 at 10:06 am

This amendment was the focus of our recent delegation to Mexico City, and in particular of our conversation with the President of the Senate and other Senators. Its passage is a very important step in the reforming of Mexican law to make it serve the freedom of expression of Mexican writers and Mexican citizens as a whole.

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Conversations with Zarganar: An Afternoon with a Burmese Dissident

Conversations with Zarganar: An Afternoon with a Burmese Dissident

By | March 5, 2012 at 10:52 am

“As a dentist I could only open one mouth at a time,” quipped Zarganar. “But when I tell jokes I open many mouths.”

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Zarganar Freed in Political Amnesty

Zarganar Freed in Political Amnesty

By | October 19, 2011 at 11:34 am

PEN Canada welcomes the release of Maung Thura – the Burmese poet and comedian better known as ‘Zarganar’ – in an amnesty for several hundred prisoners in Myanmar. Zarganar is an Honorary Member of PEN Canada and the recipient of our 2008 One Humanity Award.

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