Dear PEN Colleagues,
On Thursday January 23 PEN International, PEN Canada and the International Human Rights Program at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law (IHRP), will launch a new report highlighting challenges to freedom of expression in Honduras and the raising scale of attacks against journalists.
(London, 6 February 2014) A new law governing the internet is a backwards step for freedom of expression in Turkey, PEN International, the global organisation of writers, said today. The bill which amended Law No. 5651 on the internet was passed today by Turkey’s parliament, and will allow the blocking of websites without a court order and mass surveillance of Internet users.