Scottish PEN Seek Reform of Law on Defamation

Scottish PEN Seek Reform of Law on Defamation

Scottish PEN is working with a range of organisations to reform the legislation governing defamation in Scotland. As it stands, the existing legislation severely undermines freedom of expression, limiting the ability of media outlets, bloggers, social media users and civil society to share information in the public interest. The ability for powerful interests to suppress free speech thus presents a challenge to fundamental freedoms. The concern […]

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Freedom of Speech: When Books are Burned… [Bokmässan]

Freedom of Speech: When Books are Burned… [Bokmässan]

‘Bokmässan’ (The book fair) is the largest cultural event in Sweden. With more than 3000 programme events there is plenty to cover. Pirate Times covered part of the conference together with another 1300 journalists present at the conference. ‘The book fair’ is primarily aimed at authors from around the world. It’s a meeting place for many discussions around current events, trends and visions for the […]

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