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Israel: Poet Dareen Tatour Sentenced to Five Months in Prison

Israel: Poet Dareen Tatour Sentenced to Five Months in Prison

By | August 1, 2018 at 12:46 pm

PEN strongly condemns the five-month prison sentence handed down to Dareen Tatour on July 31st, 2018 by the Nazareth District Court.

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Israel: End Judicial Proceedings and Ensure Dareen Tatour’s Immediate Release

Israel: End Judicial Proceedings and Ensure Dareen Tatour’s Immediate Release

By | July 4, 2018 at 9:51 am

PEN calls upon the Israeli authorities to end the judicial harassment of Tatour and immediately and unconditionally release her.

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PEN Canada Looking for Champions of Free Expression

PEN Canada Looking for Champions of Free Expression

By | June 14, 2017 at 6:50 am

Nominations sought for the PEN Canada/Ken Filkow Prize Nominations for the 2017 PEN Canada/Ken Filkow prize are now open. The $1,000 annual prize is awarded to an individual or group who has advanced freedom of expression in Canada. About the Prize Named in memory of Kenneth A. Filkow, Q.C., a distinguished Winnipeg lawyer, former chair […]

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Free Expression Matters: Hate Speech in Canada & Bill 59

Free Expression Matters: Hate Speech in Canada & Bill 59

By | March 4, 2016 at 3:25 pm

In this fifth instalment we look at hate speech in Canada, and specifically how Québec’s proposed legislation, Bill 59, could impact free speech.

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From the Archives: A Report on the Eli Langer Trial

From the Archives: A Report on the Eli Langer Trial

By | May 13, 2015 at 11:49 am

In October 1993, PEN Canada’s Writer in Prison chair, Marian Botsford Fraser, attended and reported on the trial of Eli Langer, an artist whose works were seized on the basis of a newly amended definition of child pornography that was extended to include any visual representation of a person under the age of 18 engaged in “explicit sexual activity”.

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India’s Free Speech Debate is Alive and Well

India’s Free Speech Debate is Alive and Well

By | April 6, 2015 at 9:51 am

The Supreme Court of India’s landmark decision on Tuesday signals a move towards greater protection of free expression in the world’s largest democracy. But there is still much to do.

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We Should All Worry About Cellphone Searches

We Should All Worry About Cellphone Searches

By | March 15, 2015 at 4:37 pm

Bill Kowalski, chair of PEN’s Canadian Issues Committee writes about the implications of a recent ruling made by the Supreme Court that allows police to search search the cellphones of people under arrest without a warrant.

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Don’t Fence Me In: A Calgary PEN talk with Patrick Finn and Chris Turner

Don’t Fence Me In: A Calgary PEN talk with Patrick Finn and Chris Turner

By | January 6, 2015 at 10:00 am

In this first-ever PEN Canada event in Calgary, award-winning sustainability author Chris Turner and provocative performance theorist Patrick Finn open up questions of sacred cows and taboo topics in the prairie metropolis.

Posted in: Events

UBC Students’ Right to Protest is Protected by Charter

UBC Students’ Right to Protest is Protected by Charter

By | December 4, 2014 at 1:42 pm

PEN Canada is concerned about the tone and content of a message recently sent by a University of British Columbia administrator to over two hundred international students in the university’s forestry department.

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