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Myanmar: Zarganar’s arrest highlights junta’s efforts to silence critics

Myanmar: Zarganar’s arrest highlights junta’s efforts to silence critics

By | April 8, 2021 at 5:19 pm

Myanmar: Zarganar’s arrest highlights junta’s efforts to silence critics

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Corruption, Impunity, Violence

Corruption, Impunity, Violence

By | March 15, 2015 at 4:29 pm

On February 24, 2015 PEN representatives from Canada, Germany, Honduras and Mexico met with members of the Mexican Senate’s Comisión de Justicia. At the meeting, John Ralston Saul, President of PEN International made the following introductory remarks.

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Founding Member of PEN Honduras Barred from Journalism

Founding Member of PEN Honduras Barred from Journalism

By | October 1, 2014 at 4:50 pm

On Oct. 1, 2014, PEN Honduras was formally welcomed as a PEN Centre. Sadly, this occasion was marred by news that a 16-month media ban was handed down to founding member Julio Ernesto Alvarado.

Posted in: Campaigns

Honduras: Journalism in the Shadow of Impunity

Honduras: Journalism in the Shadow of Impunity

By | January 23, 2014 at 3:00 am

Journalists who cover organized crime, government corruption and other sensitive issues are increasingly facing threats and lethal attacks in Honduras, with almost complete impunity for perpetrators, said PEN International in a report released today in partnership with PEN Canada and the International Human Rights Program (IHRP) at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law.

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A Q & A with Claire Battershill

A Q & A with Claire Battershill

By | September 3, 2013 at 1:08 pm

PEN Canada caught up with Claire Battershill, author of “The Collective Name of Ninjas”, for a conversation about reading, writing, and her work.

Posted in: Blog

Canadian Makes PEN International’s New Voices Longlist

Canadian Makes PEN International’s New Voices Longlist

By | August 1, 2013 at 10:35 am

Congratulations to Claire Battershill on making the PEN International longlist for the New Voices Award.

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Announcing the PEN International New Voices Award

Announcing the PEN International New Voices Award

By | April 2, 2013 at 12:57 pm

PEN Canada is excited to announce the first annual PEN International New Voices Award. The award aims to encourage new writing and to provide space where for young and unpublished writers can submit their work.

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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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PEN Int’l Condemns Article 301 Prosecution of PEN Turkey

PEN Int’l Condemns Article 301 Prosecution of PEN Turkey

By | January 10, 2013 at 1:56 pm

This charge is a misuse of a law which, in the context of international freedom of expression standards, itself should not exist. – John Ralston Saul

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Dispatches From the 78th Congress

Dispatches From the 78th Congress

By | September 19, 2012 at 2:15 pm

PEN International’s 78th Congress in Gyeongju, Korea brought together more than 300 delegates from 80 countries to share ideas, discuss campaigns and focus on emerging challenges to freedom of expression.

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