A year on from the ‘Free Speech is Not for Sale’ report

A year has passed since Index on Censorship and English PEN published its Free Speech is Not for Sale report.

Journalist and author Simon Singh, who successfully fought a libel action brought against him by the BCA (they dropped the case before it reached full trial), is encouraging online writers to join a mass blog, calling for people to sign the petition for libel reform, which already has over 50,000 names  on it.

The anniversary follows last week’s Reframing Libel event, at which academics, lawyers and journalists debated the finer points of Lord Lester’s bill (currently passing through Parliament) and made their own libel reform suggestions, some of which you can read about here.

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