Posts By: Robert Sharp

PRESS RELEASE: UK mass surveillance ruled unlawful in landmark judgment

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) today ruled that the UK’s mass interception programmes have breached the European Convention on Human Rights. The Court found that the UK’s mass surveillance programmes, revealed by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, did ‘not meet the “quality of law” requirement’ and were ‘incapable of keeping the “interference” to what

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English PEN on BBC Victoria Derbyshire programme

On 7 August 2018 Robert Sharp was invited on to the BBC Victoria Derbyshire programme to discuss the banning of InfoWars by social media companies. Robert noted that the limits of free speech begin when someone incites violence against other people, but expressed concern that private companies in Silicon Valley could effectively determine who gets

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LISTEN: Celebrating Nelson Mandela

On 17 July 2018, English PEN was honoured to host Celebrating Nelson Mandela: His Letters, His Legacy at the Union Chapel in Islinton. The event marked the centenary of Nelson Mandela’s birth and the publication of The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela, published by Liveright. The event was directed, produced and hosted by the acclaimed

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