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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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A State at War with Its Journalists

A State at War with Its Journalists

By ; | December 14, 2017 at 2:26 pm

Karla Silva is the only Mexican journalist who has managed to prove the state’s complicity in an attempt to intimidate and silence her profession.

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Desmond Cole wins 2017 PEN Canada/Ken Filkow Prize for freedom of expression

Desmond Cole wins 2017 PEN Canada/Ken Filkow Prize for freedom of expression

By | December 14, 2017 at 9:16 am

Desmond Cole has won the 2017 PEN Canada/Ken Filkow Prize for freedom of expression in Canada.

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Mikko Harvey wins RBC/PEN Canada New Voices Award

Mikko Harvey wins RBC/PEN Canada New Voices Award

By | November 30, 2017 at 7:30 am

Mikko Harvey has won the RBC/PEN Canada New Voices Award for unpublished writers aged 17-30.

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China: Writer and PEN Member Dies While on Medical Parole

China: Writer and PEN Member Dies While on Medical Parole

By | November 8, 2017 at 11:29 am

“‘In the beginning, there was the word.’ This was what our dear colleague Yang Tongyan believed. He spent 22 years of his life in prison, and finally he paid with his life to prove the truth of this sentence.

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Rashad Ramazanov is PEN’s Empty Chair at the International Festival of Authors

Rashad Ramazanov is PEN’s Empty Chair at the International Festival of Authors

By | October 23, 2017 at 10:02 am

The writer and blogger Rashad Ramazanov is PEN Canada’s Empty Chair at the 38th International Festival of Authors (IFOA).

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Imprisoned Palestinian Poet Ashraf Fayadh Wins PEN Canada One Humanity Award

Imprisoned Palestinian Poet Ashraf Fayadh Wins PEN Canada One Humanity Award

By | October 17, 2017 at 8:30 am

Imprisoned Palestinian poet and visual artist Ashraf Fayadh will receive the PEN Canada One Humanity Award, October 20 at the International Festival of Authors.

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