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PEN Urges Russian Authorities to Release Oleg Sentsov Immediately

PEN Urges Russian Authorities to Release Oleg Sentsov Immediately

By | May 18, 2018 at 12:03 pm

Oleg Sentsov has been on a hunger strike since May 14; PEN urges Russian authorities to release Sentsov immediately.

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Israel: PEN Condemns Appalling Attack on Journalists and Protestors

Israel: PEN Condemns Appalling Attack on Journalists and Protestors

By | May 17, 2018 at 11:58 am

PEN International strongly condemns the use of excessive force against protestors and journalists by the Israeli forces earlier this week.

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Poetry of Resistance – Trilingual Edition of Rasha Omran’s Work Available Now

Poetry of Resistance – Trilingual Edition of Rasha Omran’s Work Available Now

By | May 2, 2018 at 8:38 am

At last year’s Cairo Literature festival, Canadian writer, Kim Echlin met Syrian poet and activist, Rasha Omran who now lives in exile in Egypt. Omran has publically opposed the Assad regime since the 2011 revolution. Her poetry is her ongoing resistance to the silencing and erasure of Syria. The country’s pre-war population was 22 million […]

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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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