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The Alternative Libel Project

At present, libel claims are extremely expensive to bring or defend.  This means that many journalists and other writers are unable to defend themselves against libel suits from rich claimants, even if they stand by what they have written.  At the same time, individuals who have been unfairly smeared by large media outlets cannot afford

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English PEN statement to the Leveson Inquiry

On 6th September, Lord Justice Leveson, who has been asked by the Prime Minister to conduct an Inquiry into the ‘culture, practices and ethics of the press’, held a preliminary hearing to establish which individuals and organisations should have ‘core participant’ status in the Inquiry.  English PEN Director Jonathan Heawood attended the hearing, to explain

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Leveson Inquiry

In 2011 and 2012, English PEN will be following the Leveson Inquiry closely and will make submissions to the Inquiry on press freedom and regulation, where appropriate.  We know that PEN  members have a wealth of experience in these matters, and the campaigns team would warmly welcome members’ advice and input.  To get involved, please

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PEN briefing for House of Lords

On Thursday 10th March 2011, the House of Lords will debate the impact of the points-based visa system: “To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the points-based visa system introduced in November 2088 as it affects non-European Union artists, performers, academics and others intending to work in the United Kingdom.” The

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