Myanmar: PEN Centres around the world condemn the execution of writer Kyaw Min Yu

PEN Centres around the world are appalled by Monday’s news that writer Kyaw Min Yu (also known as Ko Jimmy) is among four pro-democracy activists who have been executed by the military junta, following a show trial that denied their ability to establish their innocence according to international fair trial norms. According to sources, Kyaw Min Yu’s family have yet to be informed of the specific date that his execution took place.

Afghanistan: The War Against Journalists

CFE Virtual Forum Series: #2 in CFE Series: Threats to Press Freedom Wednesday April 6, 2022 4:00pm to 5:30pm ryerson.zoom.us/j/91941276567 In the world’s longest-lasting war, Afghan journalists faced kidnappings and killings while …

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.