Tag: defamation

Scottish Government Defamation Consultation Opens

On Monday 14th January, the Scottish Government announced its public consultation on reforming defamation law. This is a vital step to ensuring our laws are fit for the modern age.

January 16, 2019

From Perth to Pune

Scottish PEN travelled to Pune in September for the 84th PEN International Congress. This is a report of the event written by Scottish PEN trustee, Jane Archer.

November 30, 2018

Defamation reform should not be delayed

Find out who signed our letter to the First Minister calling on her to prioritise defamation reform in the upcoming Programme for Government.

July 3, 2018

Help us call on the Scottish Government to back defamation reform

Sign our letter to call on Annabelle Ewing MSP to bring forward a bill to reform defamation law in Scotland.

January 24, 2018

A Step in the Right Direction

Here is our statement on the Scottish Law Commission’s working draft for defamation reform in Scotland.

August 1, 2017

#DefamationScot: Making Noise, Calling for Reform

MSPs, writers, and journalists demand defamation reform to bring law in line with modern technology in event at Scottish Parliament.

June 30, 2017

Andy Wightman MSP, Defamation & Public Interest Reporting

Scottish PEN condemns the action brought against Andy Wightman MSP and calls for reform to adequately protect free expression & public interest reporting.

February 27, 2017

Defamation Quiz: Results!

Thank you for taking our Defamation Quiz on Buzzfeed! Read our full list of results to learn more about defamation law in Scotland.

August 5, 2016

Statement on Faculty of Advocates

Without reform of defamation laws, the people of Scotland will continue to be deprived of essential protections for free speech.

July 6, 2016

Letter to The Herald regarding a free press and Angela Haggerty

Scottish PEN is concerned by the news that Angela Haggerty has been dismissed from her position as columnist at the Sunday Herald for showing her support for fellow journalist Graham Spiers.

January 29, 2016