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PEN Canada Looking for Champions of Free Expression

From PEN Canada Nominations sought for the PEN Canada/Ken Filkow Prize Nominations for the 2017 PEN Canada/Ken Filkow prize are now open. The $1,000 annual prize is awarded to an individual or group who has advanced freedom of expression in Canada. About the Prize Named in memory of Kenneth A. Filkow, Q.C., a distinguished Winnipeg […]


ALA Releases List of Top 10 Challenged Books of 2016

From the American Library Association   Top Ten Challenged Books of 2016 Out of 323 challenges reported to the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom, the Top Ten Most Challenged Books of 2016 are 1. This One Summer written by Mariko Tamaki and illustrated by Jillian Tamaki This young adult graphic novel, winner of both a Printz and […]


Books Behind Bars

In Kingston, Ontario, a book club transforms the lives of prison inmates.


Banned Books Week 2016

In the United States, Banned Books Week is underway.


Netsweeper Update

Netsweeper, a Canadian company, continues to help the Bahraini government censor the Internet, reports the Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto.