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PEN Report on India Reveals Culture of Stifling Dissent

PEN Report on India Reveals Culture of Stifling Dissent

By | September 19, 2016 at 8:32 am

An inefficient legal system and what amounts to unchecked abuse of vague and overbroad legislation have contributed to a chilling effect on free speech within India’s society and throughout its public sphere.

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PEN Canada/Ken Filkow Prize awarded to Raihan Abir

PEN Canada/Ken Filkow Prize awarded to Raihan Abir

By | September 13, 2016 at 9:00 am

Author and blogger Raihan Abir will receive the PEN Canada/Ken Filkow Prize at the PEN Canada benefit at the International Festival of Authors, October 22.

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Writer and Advocate Laura Legge wins RBC/PEN Canada New Voices Award

Writer and Advocate Laura Legge wins RBC/PEN Canada New Voices Award

By | September 12, 2016 at 10:54 am

Toronto-based writer Laura Legge has won the RBC/PEN Canada New Voices Award for works by unpublished writers aged 18-30.

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Join PEN Today! Reduced membership fees this September

Join PEN Today! Reduced membership fees this September

By | September 8, 2016 at 2:19 pm

Every day writers around the world are imprisoned, threatened and attacked for putting words on a page. Join PEN Canada and speak for those who are silenced.

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Kurdish PEN Centre: On the Killing of Journalist Wedat Husen Ali

Kurdish PEN Centre: On the Killing of Journalist Wedat Husen Ali

By | September 1, 2016 at 1:40 pm

Kurdish PEN Centre, strongly condemns the killing of RojNews Agency’s journalist Wedat Husen Ali.

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Speaking up for Ethiopia in Rio

Speaking up for Ethiopia in Rio

By | August 29, 2016 at 3:09 pm

Ethiopia’s government is known for suppressing independent voices. It routinely jails journalists, opposition leaders, activists, and peaceful demonstrators.

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PEN America: New Literary Award Honors the Spirit of Vladimir Nabokov

PEN America: New Literary Award Honors the Spirit of Vladimir Nabokov

By | August 17, 2016 at 12:49 pm

The revitalized PEN/Nabokov Award will bestow $50,000 to a writer born or residing outside the US for an outstanding body of work over a sustained career.

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Turkey: New Wave of Arrests Against Journalists Leave Renowned Author Aslı Erdoğan in Prison

Turkey: New Wave of Arrests Against Journalists Leave Renowned Author Aslı Erdoğan in Prison

By | August 17, 2016 at 12:13 pm

PEN International is concerned about the detention of renowned novelist, columnist and human rights activist Aslı Erdoğan.

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Mexico: Third Print Journalist Murdered in Veracruz This Year

Mexico: Third Print Journalist Murdered in Veracruz This Year

By | August 2, 2016 at 10:24 am

Authorities must strengthen programmes to safeguard the lives of at-risk journalists following the shocking murder of a journalist in Veracruz.

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Turkey: State of Emergency Must Not Trample Human Rights

Turkey: State of Emergency Must Not Trample Human Rights

By | August 2, 2016 at 9:33 am

PEN International calls on Turkey to safeguard freedom of expression, human rights during this period of emergency.

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