Scottish PEN condemns the action brought against Andy Wightman MSP and calls for reform to adequately protect free expression & public interest reporting.
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Without reform of defamation laws, the people of Scotland will continue to be deprived of essential protections for free speech.
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.
Outdated defamation laws can have a chilling effect on freedom of expression. Scotland deserves better.