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MP’s Internet Filtering Proposal Threatens Freedom of Expression

MP’s Internet Filtering Proposal Threatens Freedom of Expression

By | December 13, 2013 at 11:58 am

PEN Canada expressed concern today that Winnipeg MP Joy Smith’s private member’s bill would unreasonably limit access to the Internet, creating a new threat to freedom of expression in Canada.

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The Bare it for Books Calendar is the Perfect Gift!

The Bare it for Books Calendar is the Perfect Gift!

By | November 27, 2013 at 2:53 pm

The Bare It For Books campaign got well-known Canadian authors to pose in the nearly-nude for a 2014 calendar. All proceeds raised from the sale of the 2014 calendar will go to PEN Canada.

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A Thank You Note from John Greyson

A Thank You Note from John Greyson

By | November 25, 2013 at 10:04 am

On Aug. 16, 2013 John Greyson and Dr. Tarek Loubani were detained, without charges, in Cairo. PEN Canada voiced concern with Egyptian authorities’ decision and rallied support on social media. Greyson sent the following letter of thanks to PEN Canada’s Executive Director, Tasleem Thawar.

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70 Rights Groups Caution David Cameron Over UK Response to Surveillance

70 Rights Groups Caution David Cameron Over UK Response to Surveillance

By | November 6, 2013 at 5:52 pm

PEN Canada signed on to a joint letter to the United Kingdom’s Prime Minister David Cameron on surveillance and his response to investigative journalism.

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Treatment of journalists at anti-fracking protest raises concern

Treatment of journalists at anti-fracking protest raises concern

By | October 23, 2013 at 3:57 pm

PEN Canada’s National Affairs Committee is concerned by the wrongful treatment of journalists during recent anti-fracking protests at Elsipogtog, New Brunswick.

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Dieu Cay wins PEN Canada’s One Humanity Award

Dieu Cay wins PEN Canada’s One Humanity Award

By | October 22, 2013 at 1:24 pm

Vietnamese blogger Dieu Cay will receive the One Humanity Award at PEN Canada’s annual benefit at the 34th International Festival of Authors (IFOA) on October 24, 2013.

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Alice Munro Wins the Nobel Prize for Literature

Alice Munro Wins the Nobel Prize for Literature

By | October 11, 2013 at 3:01 pm

PEN Canada congratulates Alice Munro and hopes her win will encourage writers to further their craft for the benefit of readers the world over.

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Win Tickets to PEN Benefit with Stephen King and Owen King

Win Tickets to PEN Benefit with Stephen King and Owen King

By | September 27, 2013 at 2:28 pm

PEN Canada is raffling away two pairs of tickets to Double Feature: An Evening with Stephen King and Owen King in Conversation with Andrew Pyper exclusively to members on October 15!

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Meet PEN Canada’s New President

Meet PEN Canada’s New President

By | September 27, 2013 at 1:03 pm

On Thursday September 5, 2013, at our annual general meeting, members elected Philip Slayton as the new president of PEN Canada. A few days after I became president of PEN Canada, I went with Tasleem Thawar, our executive director, to the 79th PEN International Congress held in Reykjavik, Iceland. The 79th Congress dramatically illustrated the international sweep of […]

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New Tickets Available for PEN Benefit with Stephen King and Owen King

New Tickets Available for PEN Benefit with Stephen King and Owen King

By | September 24, 2013 at 12:31 pm

A new block of tickets will be released on Tuesday, October 1, at 1:00 p.m. and can be bought from the Harbourfront Centre Box Office (416–973–4000) or by visiting www.ifoa.org

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