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Kazakhstan: Arrest of President of Kazakh PEN Club

Kazakhstan: Arrest of President of Kazakh PEN Club

By | November 17, 2016 at 10:59 am

Journalist Bigeldy Gabdullin, the President of the Kazakh PEN Club, has been arrested in connection with alleged extortion.

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Turkey: Chokehold On Free Expression Tightens

Turkey: Chokehold On Free Expression Tightens

By | October 31, 2016 at 11:35 am

Turkey has closed 15 more media outlets, raided the daily newspaper Cumhuriyet and detained 14 of its senior employees. 

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Letter: PEN Canada to UNFCCC re: Rebel News Network

Letter: PEN Canada to UNFCCC re: Rebel News Network

By | October 17, 2016 at 2:37 pm

PEN Canada urges the UNFCCC secretariat to reconsider its position with respect to “advocacy media.”

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We’re Looking for an Office Manager!

We’re Looking for an Office Manager!

By | October 17, 2016 at 12:05 pm

The office manager is the glue that holds the PEN office together and keeps it operating in a smooth, consistent manner.

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PEN Canada’s Laura Legge Wins PEN International’s New Voices Award

PEN Canada’s Laura Legge Wins PEN International’s New Voices Award

By | October 3, 2016 at 1:46 pm

Laura Legge, Toronto-based writer and PEN Canada’s pick for the PEN International New Voices competition has taken top prize.

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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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