Browsing Tag freedom of expression

Human Rights Day: The Perspective from Ghana

Human Rights Day: The Perspective from Ghana

By | March 27, 2020 at 11:30 am

To commemorate Human Rights Day, PEN International and PEN Centres are launching an essay series and holding events on human rights issues across the globe. The aftermath of the decriminalization of libel laws in Ghana: the state of freedom of expression and journalistic practice Introduction Ghana’s criminal libel and seditious laws (commonly referred to as […]

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Turkey: Acclaimed Writer Aslı Erdoğan Facing Lengthy Prison Sentence in Impending Verdict

Turkey: Acclaimed Writer Aslı Erdoğan Facing Lengthy Prison Sentence in Impending Verdict

By | February 7, 2020 at 11:50 am

The Turkish authorities must drop all charges against award-winning writer Aslı Erdoğan, who faces up to nine years and four months in prison for her writings, PEN International said today, ahead of an expected verdict on February 14 2020. Aslı Erdoğan was detained in August 2016 following a police raid on her apartment. She was […]

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Önder Deligöz: Fiction, Feelings and Freedom

Önder Deligöz: Fiction, Feelings and Freedom

By | December 17, 2019 at 11:05 am

In the fall of 2019, PEN Canada collaborated with Ryerson’s Community Engaged Learning & Teaching (CELT) initiative and Literatures of Modernity graduate program in the Faculty of Arts to bring members of our Writers-in-Exile network into the classroom.

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Hate Speech Provisions Dropped from Bill 59

Hate Speech Provisions Dropped from Bill 59

By | May 26, 2016 at 11:00 am

PEN Canada welcomes the Quebec minister of justice’s commitment to withdraw hate speech provisions from Bill 59. The minister bows to pressure from groups opposed on the grounds that the provisions were potentially repressive due to overbroad language.

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Freedom of Expression In Canada Needs Resuscitation

Freedom of Expression In Canada Needs Resuscitation

By | November 5, 2015 at 11:00 am

If freedom of expression in Canada were a medical patient, it would be dangerously close to needing life support.

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PEN calls on India to repeal laws that threaten free expression

PEN calls on India to repeal laws that threaten free expression

By | May 20, 2015 at 8:00 am

In a ground-breaking new report, PEN International, PEN Canada, and the International Human Rights Program (IHRP) at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, call on India to repeal overbroad and vaguely worded laws that enable censorship.

Posted in: Campaigns, News

From the Archives: Liu Xiaobo wins 2012 One Humanity Award

From the Archives: Liu Xiaobo wins 2012 One Humanity Award

By | October 31, 2013 at 11:10 am

In this video, former PEN Canada president Charles Foran presents the award to Liu Xiaobo. We had hoped to get his reaction but we were unable to make contact with him in prison. Activist and former national president of the Chinese Canadian National Council Gloria Fung accepted the award on his behalf and gave this speech: […]

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Trafficking and Torture in the Sinai

Trafficking and Torture in the Sinai

By | September 16, 2013 at 10:19 am

On Thursday, September 19, 2013 Dan Connell will address Ryerson University’s International Issues Discussion (IID) series on political and human rights crises in Eritrea.

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[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.

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PEN Survey Results

PEN Survey Results

By | May 30, 2013 at 10:23 am

When presented with a number of issues in Canada and abroad, 80% of respondents reported they were very or extremely concerned about the silencing of Canadian scientists and 77% were very or extremely concerned about right to information and access to information laws in Canada.

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