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2014-06-24 12:25:43

TORONTO, June 24, 2014 /CNW/ - The conviction of Al Jazeera English Cairo Bureau Chief Mohamed Fahmy, on unfounded terror-related charges, strikes at the heart of freedom of expression in Egypt and raises troubling questions about the country's lack of judicial independence, said PEN Canada today. Fahmy, a Canadian-Egyptian journalist, was arrested in December 2013 along with colleagues Peter Greste and Baher Mohamed. After six weeks of detention without charges, they were brought...

2014-03-24 20:23:20

TORONTO, March 24, 2014 /CNW/ - In February 2012, Honduran journalist Dina Meza received two text messages that threatened her with sexual violence and death. The messages were signed Commando Alvarez Martinez, a pseudonym that is often used in Honduras to threaten human rights activists and journalists with torture, rape and death. The obvious intent was to move her to stop her investigative reporting in Honduras. Ever since the 2009 coup, 32 journalists in the country have been...

2014-02-21 08:24:35

TORONTO, Feb. 21, 2014 /CNW/ - On Feb. 28, PEN Canada's annual Freedom to Read Week event at the Toronto Reference Library will focus on national security and the limits of freedom of expression. Surveillance After Snowden will feature Citizen Lab director Ron Deibert, Globe and Mail national security reporter Colin Freeze, and former national security advisory council member Wesley Wark. Tech columnist Jesse Brown will moderate. The panel discussion, hosted by PEN Canada, is...

2014-02-03 16:23:38

TORONTO, Feb. 3, 2014 /CNW/ - PEN Canada is pleased to announce the second PEN International New Voices Award. The annual award aims to encourage new writing and to provide a space where young, unpublished writers can submit their work. The winning writer, selected from the submissions of PEN centres around the world, will be published by PEN International and will receive a $1000 prize. PEN Canada is now accepting submissions up to midnight April 3, 2014. Once these have been...

2014-01-30 20:22:45

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Press Club expressed profound concern today about reports that the Chinese government is restricting the ability of foreign journalists to do their jobs in that country. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080917/NPCLOGO) New York Times reporter Austin Ramzy was forced to leave China over delays in processing his press credential. He is one of many U.S. journalists who have waited months or years to have...

2014-01-17 08:21:31

TORONTO, Jan. 17, 2014 /CNW/ - With Barack Obama due to announce reforms to the National Security Agency (NSA) today, PEN Canada calls on Prime Minister Stephen Harper to break his ongoing silence on the topic of online surveillance conducted by the Canadian government. "Thanks to the release of information by Edward Snowden, we now know beyond a shadow of a doubt that the American government has been spying on its own citizens and those of many other countries, including those...


Word of the Day
snash
  • To talk saucily.
  • Insolent, opprobrious language; impertinent abuse.
This word is Scots in origin and probably imitative.