Tag: freedom of expression

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

Acting Project Manager appointed: Nik Williams

We welcome defamation and surveillance expert Nik Williams to Scottish PEN’s Acting Project Manager post.

June 30, 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

Freedom of expression at the Edinburgh Art Festival

The Edinburgh Art Festival starts today, so we’re offering our pick of events that amplify marginalised voices and explore free speech in the digital age.

July 28, 2016

The Investigatory Powers Bill: We Deserve Better

While the government made a number of concessions to strengthen privacy protections, Scottish PEN does not believe these reforms go far enough to fully protect free expression and privacy.

June 8, 2016

“27 out of the 98 writers I studied at university were women” – Gender bias in the syllabus

The university, like the publishing industry, should widen the kinds of writers that they read to include those who are studying them.

March 10, 2016
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Bernardo Otaola: 2, 5, 12, 20

Bernardo Otaola reflects on the evolving challenges to freedom of expression in Mexico.

November 16, 2015
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Writers urge British Government to safeguard freedom of expression in India

Writers sign open letter calling on the British government to take action to safeguard freedom of expression in India ahead of Prime Minister Modi’s visit to the UK later this week.

November 11, 2015
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Jean Rafferty & Bernardo Otaola: Day of the Dead

Mexican Journalism student Bernardo Otaola Valdes delivered a testimony about writing in his home country at our Day of the Dead event.

November 9, 2015
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Freedom of Expression in Saudi Arabia: Condemned by its absence

If we stand by and collude in our government’s silence we are sending out a signal that writers can be silenced with impunity.

November 6, 2015