PEN is shocked and deeply saddened by the murders of Steven Sotloff and James Foley by the militant group Islamic State.
Over the last 18 months, PEN has been trying to clarify how the Canada Revenue Agency defines political activity through a series of Access to Information requests.
The conviction of Al Jazeera English Cairo Bureau Chief Mohamed Fahmy, on unfounded terror-related charges, strikes at the heart of freedom of expression in Egypt and raises troubling questions about the country’s lack of judicial independence.
This year, PEN Canada was pleased to invite its members to attend its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Tuesday, June 20, 2014 at the Faculty Club, at the University of Toronto. Members were also able to vote on motions and the election of new directors by proxy.
PEN Canada is pleased to announce that Emily Izsak is the 2014 nominee for the PEN International New Voices Award.
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.
On May 3, 2014, PEN marks World Press Freedom Day by highlighting cases in Turkey, Honduras, Russia, and Ethiopia.
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.
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.
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.