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Ecuador – Colombia: Journalists Killed

Ecuador – Colombia: Journalists Killed

By | April 18, 2018 at 2:00 pm

PEN joins its Latin American colleagues in condemning the killing of three employees at the Ecuadorian daily newspaper El Comercio.

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Malta: International Writers Join PEN in Seeking Justice for Maltese Journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia

Malta: International Writers Join PEN in Seeking Justice for Maltese Journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia

By | April 16, 2018 at 9:57 am

Leading writers from Europe and around the world have written to the European Commission today, on the six-month anniversary of the brutal assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia.

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Humber School of Writing, PEN Writers in Exile Scholarship: Call for Applications 2018

Humber School of Writing, PEN Writers in Exile Scholarship: Call for Applications 2018

By | April 12, 2018 at 11:37 am

The Humber School for Writers is seeking applications from PEN Canada’s writers-in-exile for its Creative Writing by Correspondence Program in the September 2018 term.

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Fighting Femicide One Day at a Time

Fighting Femicide One Day at a Time

By | April 5, 2018 at 1:46 pm

More than 100 journalists have been killed in Mexico since 2000. This piece profiles Verónica Villalvazo, who investigates femicide in this climate of fear.

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Kazakhstan: Free Imprisoned Poet Aron Atabek

Kazakhstan: Free Imprisoned Poet Aron Atabek

By | March 21, 2018 at 10:10 am

PEN calls for the immediate and unconditional release of Kazakh poet, journalist, and dissident Aron Atabek.

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Call for Nominations: 2018 PEN Canada/Ken Filkow Prize

Call for Nominations: 2018 PEN Canada/Ken Filkow Prize

By | March 8, 2018 at 2:10 pm

Nominations for the 2018 PEN Canada/Ken Filkow prize, awarded each year to an individual or group who has advanced free expression in Canada, are now open.

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Update to PEN Canada’s Statement Regarding the UBC Accountable Website

Update to PEN Canada’s Statement Regarding the UBC Accountable Website

By | February 13, 2018 at 1:06 pm

Earlier this month, PEN Canada released a statement expressing concern over “calls to remove” a website called UBC Accountable. Our statement left out two key pieces of information.

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PEN Concerned About Reprisals Against Sahib Teymurov’s Family Members

PEN Concerned About Reprisals Against Sahib Teymurov’s Family Members

By | January 17, 2018 at 1:19 pm

PEN International and PEN Canada are concerned about reprisals by the Azerbaijani authorities against the relatives of Sahib Teymurov.

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PEN Canada and PEN International concerned by calls to remove website

PEN Canada and PEN International concerned by calls to remove website

By | January 16, 2018 at 5:08 pm

PEN Canada and PEN International are concerned by calls for the removal of a website critical of UBC’s suspension and firing of Steven Galloway.

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Turkey: Unfair Trials Illustrate Continuing Onslaught on Free Speech in Turkey

Turkey: Unfair Trials Illustrate Continuing Onslaught on Free Speech in Turkey

By | December 26, 2017 at 9:09 am

PEN Belgium/Flanders, PEN International and PEN Turkey observed several hearings in the cases of Cumhuriyet journalists.

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