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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...
Aug 21 2019 10:20AM
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 20 2019 4:32PM
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 20 2019 10:15AM
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 19 2019 2:39PM
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...