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Myanmar: Zarganar’s arrest highlights junta’s efforts to silence critics

Myanmar: Zarganar’s arrest highlights junta’s efforts to silence critics

By | April 8, 2021 at 5:19 pm

Myanmar: Zarganar’s arrest highlights junta’s efforts to silence critics

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Myanmar: Five Journalists Released Following Presidential Pardon

Myanmar: Five Journalists Released Following Presidential Pardon

By | April 22, 2016 at 10:10 am

PEN Canada joins PEN International in welcoming the release of five journalists with the Unity weekly journal, on 17 April 2016 following a presidential pardon.

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Myanmar: Not in Secret, Not in Whispers

Myanmar: Not in Secret, Not in Whispers

By | October 15, 2014 at 11:24 am

Karen Connelly reflects on the changing climate of freedom of expression in Myanmar and how people and the challenges that lay ahead for its new PEN centre.

Posted in: Blog

MYANMAR: Five Journalists Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison

MYANMAR: Five Journalists Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison

By | July 30, 2014 at 1:25 pm

Five journalists with the Unity weekly journal were each sentenced to 10 years in prison with hard labour on July 10, 2014 over a report about an alleged secret chemical weapons factory carried by the publication in January.

Posted in: Campaigns

Journalists Face Criminal Defamation Charges in Thailand

Journalists Face Criminal Defamation Charges in Thailand

By | April 25, 2014 at 9:48 am

Lana Willocks retraces the most recent developments in the case of two journalists in Thailand fancing criminal defamation charges and examines the bigger picture of how Thailand’s Computer Crimes Act is threatening press freedom.

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From the Archives: Visiting Aung San Suu Kyi in Burma

From the Archives: Visiting Aung San Suu Kyi in Burma

By | April 22, 2014 at 1:56 pm

In this piece, which originally appeared in the Summer 1996 newsletter, Karen Connelly visited Aung San Suu Kyi at her home to discuss the wellbeing of two Burmese writers.

Posted in: Archives

Zarganar Freed in Political Amnesty

Zarganar Freed in Political Amnesty

By | October 19, 2011 at 11:34 am

PEN Canada welcomes the release of Maung Thura – the Burmese poet and comedian better known as ‘Zarganar’ – in an amnesty for several hundred prisoners in Myanmar. Zarganar is an Honorary Member of PEN Canada and the recipient of our 2008 One Humanity Award.

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