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Fighting Impunity in Mexico

Fighting Impunity in Mexico

By | March 28, 2013 at 1:01 pm

In March 2013, a small PEN delegation travelled to Mexico for the launch of the Mexican edition of The Dissident Blog, and to press the Mexican government for more action on impunity.

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PEN International’s UPR submission on Mexico

PEN International’s UPR submission on Mexico

By | March 24, 2013 at 2:42 pm

Three years after Mexico accepted United Nations (UN) recommendations for combating violence against journalists and eradicating impunity for human rights violations, “the rate at which journalists are being attacked and killed in the country continues to spiral,” PEN International warned on March 7, 2013 during a submission to the UN’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process.

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From the Archives: Shooting the Messenger

From the Archives: Shooting the Messenger

By | March 24, 2013 at 9:11 am

In October 1991, Alberto Manguel joined a PEN Canada/PEN USA West delegation to investigate alleged human rights abuses committed against Mexican journalists.

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RAPID ACTION NETWORK Appeal | March 14, 2013

RAPID ACTION NETWORK Appeal | March 14, 2013

By | March 14, 2013 at 10:07 am

The Writers in Prison Committee of PEN Canada protests the murder of website editor and reporter Jaime Guadalupe González Domínguez, who was shot dead in Ojinaga, Chihuahua state, on March 3, 2013.

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Fighting Impunity in Central America

Fighting Impunity in Central America

By | September 29, 2012 at 11:46 am

PEN Canada is pleased to continue our partnership with the International Human Rights Program at the University of Toronto. This year’s project will focus on the sources of impunity in Central America, particularly for violence against journalists.  Our report will examine relevant international  human rights law  in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and […]

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The Low Road to Damascus

The Low Road to Damascus

By | September 11, 2012 at 1:28 pm

Why should Canadians care about imprisoned Syrian blogger and poet Tal Al-Mallouhi? For the same reason we should care very much about Syrian president Bashar Al-Assad’s brutal crackdown on all Syrian citizens: because our relations with the Al-Assad regime helped foster the culture of impunity that is fueling today’s carnage.

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Mexican Senate Votes to Federalize Crimes Against Journalists

Mexican Senate Votes to Federalize Crimes Against Journalists

By | March 14, 2012 at 10:06 am

This amendment was the focus of our recent delegation to Mexico City, and in particular of our conversation with the President of the Senate and other Senators. Its passage is a very important step in the reforming of Mexican law to make it serve the freedom of expression of Mexican writers and Mexican citizens as a whole.

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