World Press Freedom Day: Tracking Censorship in Canada

To coincide with World Press Freedom Day on May 3, Censorship Tracker invites Canadians to view and report free expression violations from across the country. From British Columbia to Prince Edward Island, over 50 reports of restrictions on free expression have been reported to the project’s interactive map.

PEN Canada press release

TSO Should not Censor Ukrainian-Born Pianist Lisitsa

PEN Canada deeply regrets the Toronto Symphony Orchestra’s decision to cancel the April 8–9 appearances of Ukrainian-born pianist Valentina Lisitsa due to a controversy over her political views on the conflict in the Ukraine.

Writing Under Surveillance

PEN American’s international survey of nearly 800 writers in 50 countries finds that levels of self-censorship in established democracies are surprisingly close to those in authoritarian states and fledgling democracies.


Writer and Professor Kamal Al Solaylee discusses his experience in the sexually-liberated West and his past in the Middle East.