The Toronto International Festival of Authors, in partnership with PEN Canada and CBC Radio’s IDEAS, presents Nobel Peace prize laureate Maria Ressa (author of How to Stand Up to a Dictator, being released November 2022) in conversation with Citizen Lab founder Ronald Deibert on the topic of defending freedom of expression and human rights. Margaret Atwood will provide the introduction to the evening’s subject, one of the most critical challenges of our time: the link between disinformation and the decay of our democracies. Their conversation, moderated by CBC IDEAS’ Nahlah Ayed, will be the second annual PEN Canada Graeme Gibson talk, a series founded in 2021 to honour the legacy of renowned Canadian author and writers’ advocate, Graeme Gibson (1934-2019).
Amber Bracken is a Canadian photojournalist who has reported extensively on the impacts of colonization, often affecting Indigenous peoples in North America. PEN Canada awarded her the 2022 Ken Filkow Prize for her courageous coverage of the 2021 coastal pipeline protests on Wetʼsuwetʼen First Nation territory in British Columbia. Bracken has also won the Contemporary Issues category of the 2017 World Press Photo awards and in 2022 won the overall World Press Photo of the Year.
May 3, 2022: Today, on World Press Freedom Day 2022, PEN International features the case of investigative journalist Ismail al-Iskandrani, detained by the Egyptian authorities for exercising his right to freedom of …
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 …
Mass protests have broken out in every state following the killing of security guard George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25. During these protests, police forces have arrested more than a …
PEN Canada invites applications from creative writers for the position of PEN Canada Writer-in-Residence at George Brown College from August 27, 2018 – December 14, 2018.
The attempt to silence Justin Brake is an attempt to silence freedom of expression.
Justin Brake has won the 2017 PEN Canada/Ken Filkow Prize. The $1,000 prize is awarded annually to an individual or group whose work has advanced freedom of expression in Canada.
Adela Navarro is the director of, Zeta, one of the only news outlets in Mexico to regularly report on drug trafficking, corruption and organized crime.
PEN Canada invites applications from creative writers for the position of PEN Canada Writer-in-Residence at George Brown College from August 28, 2017 – December 17, 2017.