Abdulrahman Matar is a Syrian-born writer, journalist, poet and novelist. He is a member of PEN Canada’s Writers in Exile group, the Syrian writers’ Association, and the Writers’ Union of …
PEN is deeply concerned by the deteriorating climate for freedom of expression in Nicaragua.
PEN Canada today announced its support for the federal government’s decision to repeal Section 296 (blasphemous libel) of the Canadian Criminal Code.
In this sixth instalment of Free Expression Matters, we look at how threats to the freedom of assembly can affect free speech.
In this fifth instalment we look at hate speech in Canada, and specifically how Québec’s proposed legislation, Bill 59, could impact free speech.
In the fourth instalment of Free Expression Matters, we look at surveillance in the Canadian context and examine how the activities of government agencies can threaten the digital privacy of Canadians.
In this third instalment of Free Expression Matters we look at the Canada Revenue Agency’s practice of auditing charities for “political activity”.
PEN Canada staff spoke to Phil Demers and Temara Brown about their ongoing struggles for their right to free expression.
A briefing on public servants’ ability to critique federal policy in light of new directives from Canada’s freshly elected government.
A briefing on defamation and SLAPP lawsuits in light of Ontario’s new Anti-SLAPP legislation.