As the trial for the killing of Avijit Roy reaches a verdict, a friend recalls the atmosphere at the Ekushey Book Fair a year after the iconic secularist was murdered.
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 …
On August 13, 100 people attended the unveiling ceremony of the Liu Xiaobo Empty Chair Memorial outside Amnesty International Canada’s Ottawa headquarters.
PEN Canada is watching with concern as the Law Society of Alberta considers a complaint against writer and former television host Ezra Levant.
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 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.
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.
Mania Akbari chats with PEN Canada about her life as an artist in exile and how it has affected her works.
Writer and Professor Kamal Al Solaylee discusses his experience in the sexually-liberated West and his past in the Middle East.
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).