Yesterday evening (2.3.21), the Scottish Parliament unanimously passed the Defamation and Malicious Publications (Scotland) Bill and heard the final round of proposed amendments.
The next meeting of the Scottish Black Writers Group is set for Thursday 18th March and features guest writer Patrice Lawrence.
A review of the Scottish PEN ‘Poetic Offensive’ event at Paisley Book Festival 2021, which featured readings from Dave Manderson, Mario Relich, Ruth Aylett, Harry Jospehine Giles and Leela Soma.
Join our Writers in Exile Committee and a variety of published writers as we hear readings from PENning magazine.
Please urge your MSP to protect free expression online by voting for section 30 Amendments 8 and 9 on Powers of the Court to create a notice regime in ongoing defamation proceedings.
Ahead of tomorrow’s appeal to The Arches Court of Canterbury (24th February 2021), Scottish PEN reaffirms its support for Margaret Keane’s family to remember their late mother in the Irish language on her gravestone.
Scottish PEN argues that defamation law should be not be used by those in positions of power as a means of silencing fair comment or criticism.
A new survey from Scottish PEN and the University of Strathclyde is seeking to establish the impact that Scottish defamation law has on writers, publishers and social media users.