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Screening: Velvet Revolution at Cinema Politica Concordia

Screening: Velvet Revolution at Cinema Politica Concordia

By | December 1, 2017 at 3:23 pm

Six women directors follow female journalists who courageously and tirelessly work in their field despite a myriad of threats and challenges.

Posted in: Events

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.

Posted in: News

Bangladesh: Brutal Murder of LGBT Editor

Bangladesh: Brutal Murder of LGBT Editor

By | April 25, 2016 at 4:02 pm

The savage murder of an editor of Bangladesh’s only LGBT magazine in Dhaka is another tragic example of the government’s gross failure to protect intellectuals, activists and writers.

Posted in: News

Bangladesh: University Professor Hacked to Death

Bangladesh: University Professor Hacked to Death

By | April 23, 2016 at 12:04 pm

The tragic and brutal murder of Rezaul Karim Siddique must be investigated immediately and thoroughly.

Posted in: News

Bangladesh: Student Murdered as Violence Against Free Thinkers Continues

Bangladesh: Student Murdered as Violence Against Free Thinkers Continues

By | April 7, 2016 at 10:21 am

Law student Nazimuddin Samad was murdered in Sutrapur, Dhaka, on April 6, 2016.

Posted in: News

Bangladesh: Journalist Faces 30 Counts of Criminal Defamation

Bangladesh: Journalist Faces 30 Counts of Criminal Defamation

By | February 17, 2016 at 11:35 am

PEN is deeply concerned by reports that The Daily Star editor Mahfuz Anam is facing 38 lawsuits for criminal defamation and sedition.

Posted in: News

Joint Statement: Calling on the Canadian Government to Help Secularists in Bangladesh

Joint Statement: Calling on the Canadian Government to Help Secularists in Bangladesh

By | November 17, 2015 at 1:51 pm

Joint letter calls on the Canadian government to help a citizen’s Bangladeshi husband recover in safety from a brutal attack.

Posted in: News

Bangladesh: In support of the Dhaka Literary Festival

Bangladesh: In support of the Dhaka Literary Festival

By | November 16, 2015 at 10:29 am

PEN International and English PEN express both solidarity and our concern ahead of the upcoming Dhaka Literary Festival.

Posted in: News

Bangladesh: Authorities Must Protect Secular Writers and Their Publishers

Bangladesh: Authorities Must Protect Secular Writers and Their Publishers

By | November 2, 2015 at 8:00 am

The government of Bangladesh is failing in its obligation to protect secular writers and publishers after the murder of Faisal Arefin Dipan.

Posted in: Campaigns

Avijit Roy is PEN’s Empty Chair at the International Festival of Authors

Avijit Roy is PEN’s Empty Chair at the International Festival of Authors

By | October 21, 2015 at 10:33 am

Slain Bangladeshi-American author and blogger Avijit Roy is PEN Canada’s Empty Chair at the 36th International Festival of Authors (IFOA). Roy was murdered by religious extremists in Dhaka, Bangladesh in February 2015.

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