2019 (29)
Aug 27 2019 3:21PM
Imprisoned Writers 2019
Since 1997, Amnesty International in Scotland has shared the voices of writers whose human rights have been compromised - because they have been imprisoned, exiled or executed for exercising their freedom of expression; because they fa...
Aug 27 2019 1:39PM
Saturday 24 August
Imprisoned Writers: Women Speaking Up The readings today are from women who have experienced or witnessed sexual abuse, women who have spoken out and spoken up in an attempt to re-claim the narrative around violent abuse of women and a...
Aug 27 2019 1:38PM
Thursday 22 August
Imprisoned Writers: When the Situation is Desperate - Curated by Scottish PEN ‘The situation is desperate’. These are the last words the world saw written by Maltese investigative journalist, Daphne Caruana Galizia , published the morn...
Aug 27 2019 1:37PM
Wednesday 21 August
Imprisoned Writers: In a Desperate Situation - Curated by Scottish PEN The title of today’s session takes its inspiration from the last line of Daphne Caruana Galizia's final blogpost , published the day she was killed. Every day aroun...
Aug 27 2019 1:26PM
Tuesday 20 August
Imprisoned Writers: Autocratic for the People In 2018, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights turned 70. And yet, it is abundantly clear that none of us can take any of our human rights for granted. We certainly cannot take for gran...
Aug 27 2019 1:12PM
Monday 19 August
Imprisoned Writers: Trans Writes Estimates suggest that around 1 per cent of the population might identify as trans, including people who identify as non-binary. Many people know they’re trans from a young age. Some trans people might...
Aug 27 2019 1:10PM
Sunday 18 August
The Imprisoned Writers Series at the Edinburgh International Book Festival Since 1997, Amnesty International in Scotland has shared the voices of writers whose human rights have been compromised - because they have been imprisoned, exi...
Aug 27 2019 1:09PM
Saturday 17 August
The Imprisoned Writers Series at the Edinburgh International Book Festival Since 1997, Amnesty International in Scotland has shared the voices of writers whose human rights have been compromised - because they have been imprisoned, exi...
Aug 27 2019 1:08PM
Friday 16 August
The Imprisoned Writers Series at the Edinburgh International Book Festival Since 1997, Amnesty International in Scotland has shared the voices of writers whose human rights have been compromised - because they have been imprisoned, exi...
Aug 27 2019 1:06PM
Thursday 15 August
The Imprisoned Writers Series at the Edinburgh International Book Festival Since 1997, Amnesty International in Scotland has shared the voices of writers whose human rights have been compromised - because they have been imprisoned, exi...
Aug 27 2019 1:03PM
Wednesday 14 August
The Imprisoned Writers Series at the Edinburgh International Book Festival Since 1997, Amnesty International in Scotland has shared the voices of writers whose human rights have been compromised - because they have been imprisoned, exi...
Aug 27 2019 12:42PM
Tuesday 13 August
The Imprisoned Writers Series at the Edinburgh International Book Festival Since 1997, Amnesty International in Scotland has shared the voices of writers whose human rights have been compromised - because they have been imprisoned, exi...
Aug 27 2019 12:33PM
Monday 12 August
The Imprisoned Writers Series at the Edinburgh International Book Festival Since 1997, Amnesty International in Scotland has shared the voices of writers whose human rights have been compromised - because they have been imprisoned, exi...
Aug 27 2019 12:32PM
Sunday 11 August
The Imprisoned Writers Series at the Edinburgh International Book Festival Since 1997, Amnesty International in Scotland has shared the voices of writers whose human rights have been compromised - because they have been imprisoned, exi...
Aug 27 2019 12:28PM
Saturday 10 August
The Imprisoned Writers Series at the Edinburgh International Book Festival Since 1997, Amnesty International in Scotland has shared the voices of writers whose human rights have been compromised - because they have been imprisoned, exi...
Aug 27 2019 12:04PM
Friday 23 August
Imprisoned Writers: Published from Prison Since 2016 Turkey has been the biggest jailer of journalists in the world. The threat of criminal investigations, prosecutions and imprisonment pending trial has had a chilling effect on the me...
Aug 27 2019 12:03PM
Sunday 25 August
Imprisoned Writers: Extraordinary Rendition Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, also called GTMO – an abbreviation of Guantanamo – or GITMO because the common pronunciation by the US military, is a United States military base and detention camp...
Aug 21 2019 10:31AM
Making an activist
This is the speech Davie Donaldson made at the 2019 Amnesty Scotland Festival Reception ‘Why did I become an activist?’ It’s a good question, and one that I was asked before speaking to an Amnesty International audience at the Edinburg...
Jul 31 2019 10:59AM
The march of Pride on the road to justice
This is a guest blog by Amnesty Scotland volunteer Maneeya Saributh You know it is Pride season when rainbow flags appear to gracefully wave from buildings, shops, transport and other unexpected places; that’s if you’re lucky enough to...
Jul 1 2019 11:48AM
Cycle Against Torture
This is a guest post from Moira Dunworth, a member of the Edinburgh group of Freedom from Torture. Freedom from Torture is the only UK-based human rights organisation dedicated to the treatment and rehabilitation of torture survivors....
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