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Raihan Abir: The Rhetoric of Resistance

Raihan Abir: The Rhetoric of Resistance

By | December 17, 2019 at 11:25 am

In the fall of 2019, PEN Canada collaborated with Ryerson’s Literatures of Modernity graduate program to bring members of our Writers-in-Exile network into the classroom. The students who interviewed Raihan Abir shared the following reflections on the experience.

Posted in: Blog

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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