Posts By: Robert Sharp

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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Lord Lesters Defamation Bill event

Investigative journalists and the English libel law

On 6 May 2018, English PEN received a letter from Matthew, Andrew and Paul Caurana Galizia, the sons of murdered investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, expressing concern about our work with lawyers, and in particular the inclusion of a lawyer from the firm Mishcon de Reya among our board of trustees. In a response, chair

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