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Canada: Concerns Around Prosecution of Yvan Godbout

Canada: Concerns Around Prosecution of Yvan Godbout

By | February 5, 2020 at 1:49 pm

The prosecution of Québécois writer Yvan Godbout for the ‘production of child pornography’ in relation to scenes in his novel Hansel & Gretel, and his editor, Éditions ADA inc., for the ‘production and distribution of child pornography’, represents a significant test of the protection of freedom of expression in Quebec and Canada more broadly, said PEN […]

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Liu Xiaobo Memorial Unveiled

Liu Xiaobo Memorial Unveiled

By | August 14, 2019 at 11:20 am

On August 13, 100 people attended the unveiling ceremony of the Liu Xiaobo Empty Chair Memorial outside Amnesty International Canada’s Ottawa headquarters.

Posted in: Campaigns, News

PEN Canada concerned by citations against Ezra Levant

PEN Canada concerned by citations against Ezra Levant

By | August 4, 2015 at 10:21 am

PEN Canada is watching with concern as the Law Society of Alberta considers a complaint against writer and former television host Ezra Levant.

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World Press Freedom Day: Tracking Censorship in Canada

World Press Freedom Day: Tracking Censorship in Canada

By | April 30, 2015 at 12:23 pm

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.

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TSO Should not Censor Ukrainian-Born Pianist Lisitsa

TSO Should not Censor Ukrainian-Born Pianist Lisitsa

By | April 8, 2015 at 11:37 am

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.

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PEN Canada Condemns Flogging of Saudi Blogger Raif Badawi

PEN Canada Condemns Flogging of Saudi Blogger Raif Badawi

By | January 14, 2015 at 2:10 pm

PEN Canada joins human rights groups around the world in condemning the public flogging of imprisoned Saudi blogger Raif Badawi. Mr. Badawi will reportedly receive the first 50 of the 1,000 lashes to which he has been sentenced for “insulting Islam” after Friday prayers on January 9, 2015.

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Writing Under Surveillance

Writing Under Surveillance

By | January 5, 2015 at 4:18 pm

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.

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A Portrait of the Artist as a Migrant: A Q & A with Mania Akbari

A Portrait of the Artist as a Migrant: A Q & A with Mania Akbari

By | August 8, 2013 at 2:30 pm

Mania Akbari chats with PEN Canada about her life as an artist in exile and how it has affected her works.

Posted in: Blog

[In]Tolerable

[In]Tolerable

By | June 24, 2013 at 10:06 am

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

Posted in: Blog

From the Archives: On the Trial of Yasar Kemal

From the Archives: On the Trial of Yasar Kemal

By | June 10, 2013 at 4:30 pm

An account of the 1995 trial of the author Yasar Kemal – for publishing an article that condemned Turkey’s mistreatment of its Kurdish minority and indicated his support for the Kurdish Worker’s Party (PKK).

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