Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya was murdered on Oct. 7 2006. Alan Cumyn reflects on her role in Russia and her enduring voice in the world.
International writers, including more than 50 Canadian writers, signed on to an open letter calling for Russian authorities to repeal anti-free speech laws.
Despite restrictive laws, contemporary Russian literature is thriving. Literary editor Natasha Perovalooks at some of the writers emerging in the post-censorship literary landscape. This post is part of our Out in the Cold campaign for the Sochi Olympics.
During the Sochi Olympics, PEN Canada will be campaigning against the restrictions placed on free expression in Russia since President Vladimir Putin returned to office in May 2012.
Karen Connelly’s tribute to the formerly imprisoned members of the punk band collective Pussy Riot. This post is part of our Out in the Cold campaign for the Sochi Olympics.