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2016 Call for Nominations: PEN Canada/Ken Filkow Prize

2016 Call for Nominations: PEN Canada/Ken Filkow Prize

By | July 4, 2016 at 9:53 am

PEN Canada calls for nominations for the PEN Canada/Ken Filkow Prize, which recognizes champions of freedom of expression in Canada.

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The Attack on Freedom of Expression in Eritrea

The Attack on Freedom of Expression in Eritrea

By | June 22, 2016 at 1:54 pm

Testimony given by Aaron Berhane to the UN Human Rights Council on June 22, 2016, following the publication of a report by the Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in Eritrea.

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El Tumbador – A Green Prison Where Impunity Reigns

El Tumbador – A Green Prison Where Impunity Reigns

By | June 20, 2016 at 2:05 pm

This essay is the winning entry from the 2016 Escribir sin Miedo competition for investigative/public interest journalism in Honduras. The competition was established in 2015 as a joint initiative by PEN Canada and PEN Honduras.

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World Refugee Day: PEN Calls for Greater Protection

World Refugee Day: PEN Calls for Greater Protection

By | June 20, 2016 at 10:12 am

As the world faces the worst refugee crisis since the end of World War II, it is clear that world’s system for protecting refugees is broken.

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Call for Applications: 2016 PEN Canada Writer-in-Residence

Call for Applications: 2016 PEN Canada Writer-in-Residence

By | June 10, 2016 at 3:26 pm

PEN Canada invites applications from creative writers for the position of PEN Canada Writer-in-Residence at George Brown College from August 29, 2016 – December 16, 2016.

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PEN/CFE/CAJ Surveillance Survey is Now Live!

PEN/CFE/CAJ Surveillance Survey is Now Live!

By | June 3, 2016 at 2:49 pm

How does surveillance impact your work as a writer? Share your experiences until June 20!

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Burmese Poet Maung Saung Released from Prison

Burmese Poet Maung Saung Released from Prison

By | May 30, 2016 at 11:06 am

PEN welcomes the release of poet and PEN Myanmar member, Maung Saung Kha, who was arrested on November 5, 2015 on charges of criminal insult.

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Ariel Torres Funes wins Escribir sin Miedo award

Ariel Torres Funes wins Escribir sin Miedo award

By | May 26, 2016 at 5:20 pm

Ariel Torres Funes wins the 2016 Escribir sin Miedo award for investigative journalism.

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Azerbaijani Journalist Khadija Ismayilova Released on Probation

Azerbaijani Journalist Khadija Ismayilova Released on Probation

By | May 26, 2016 at 11:12 am

PEN Canada welcomes the release of Azerbaijani investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova, on probation.

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Hate Speech Provisions Dropped from Bill 59

Hate Speech Provisions Dropped from Bill 59

By | May 26, 2016 at 11:00 am

PEN Canada welcomes the Quebec minister of justice’s commitment to withdraw hate speech provisions from Bill 59. The minister bows to pressure from groups opposed on the grounds that the provisions were potentially repressive due to overbroad language.

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