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Not even published, already damned – why are people running scared of Prince Harry’s memoir? | Catherine Bennett

With the help of a brilliant co-writer, a fully rounded picture may now emerge of the much-maligned royalNot since criminals were barred from profiting in this way can a publisher’s announcement of a memoir have united the British press in such disgust. Before that, even the gangster turned... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2021-07-25 07:00:45 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #memoir #free speech #cancel culture #british press #prince harry


How Booksellers Were Complicit in the Resurgence of White Supremacy and the Rise of Donald Trump

When Sean Spicer was given prime billing at BookExpo America and Milo Yiannopoulos tried to publish a book with Simon & Schuster, I churned out 40 pages of text about free speech, white supremacy, and independent bookstores over the next several months, returning to it now and then as a... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-05-27 08:54:54 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #bookexpo america #independent bookstores #free speech #simon schuster #milo yiannopoulos #sean spicer #white supremacy


Larry Flynt, controversial porn publisher who pushed limits of free speech, dead at 78

Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt Jr., the self-described "smut peddler who cares" who used his pornography empire and flair for the outrageous to push the limits of free speech, has died at the age of 78. Continue reading at 'CBC'

[ CBC | 2021-02-11 02:25:53 UTC ]
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HC to publish Piers Morgan's 'clarion call' on free speech

HarperCollins has acquired world all language rights to Wake Up: Why the ‘Liberal’ War on Free Speech is Even More Dangerous than Covid-19 by broadcaster and journalist Piers Morgan. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-07-15 12:44:18 UTC ]
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Dean Baquet, Marty Baron, and protecting the institution

Last Tuesday, Wesley Lowery wrote an op-ed for the New York Times in which he wrapped the urgent media-industry conversations about diversity and coverage of race around our flawed prevailing definition of “objectivity”—a concept shaped, in large part, by white editors and reporters with the eye... Continue reading at 'Columbia Journalism Review'

[ Columbia Journalism Review | 2020-06-29 12:20:58 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #hearst #free speech #state officials #capital gazette #encourage readers #campaign aimed #folha de


"Let’s clarify what free speech is and is not": An open letter to the industry from Pride in Publishing

Being a book publisher comes with a set of tough moral responsibilities. You provide livelihoods for authors and booksellers, your hiring decisions can greatly influence how UK culture is shaped, and you’re also a company with a duty of care towards your staff. Sometimes these duties come into... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-23 03:23:48 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #book publisher #children’s book #book - #jk rowling #open letter #free speech


Fry and Chomsky call for UAE prisoner release as Hay Festival starts

As the Hay Festival gets under way in Abu Dhabi, Stephen Fry and Noam Chomsky have signed an open letter calling on the UAE authorities to release imprisoned writers and demonstrate their commitment to free speech. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-02-25 05:08:26 UTC ]
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Was Oliver Wendell Holmes Right About Free Speech?

The director of the National Coalition Against Censorship reflects on the Supreme Court justice’s defense of freedom of expression. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-11-08 05:00:00 UTC ]
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FutureBook Live to explore publishing freedom and free speech

Issues around publishing freedom and free speech are to be debated at FutureBook Live, with a panel of industry insiders, including publishers, agents and authors to discuss how today's political climate and the rise of social media has changed what is permissible and possible to publish today.   Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-10-22 22:49:03 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #political climate #including publishers #industry insiders #publishing freedom #free speech #futurebook live


Ismail Kadare Wins Prestigious 2020 Neustadt International Prize for Literature

News and Events WLT Photo by J. Foley Opale World Literature Today, the University of Oklahoma’s award-winning magazine of international literature and culture, announced late Wednesday evening that Ismail Kadare is the 26th laureate of the renowned... Continue reading at 'World Literature Today'

[ World Literature Today | 2019-10-16 22:21:35 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #literary community #literary award #novelists #neustadt family #generous endowment #international prizes #annual selection #swedish academy #american nobel #highly respected #free speech #great writers #native bulgarian #neustadt prize


On college campuses, managing the tension between inclusion and ideas

Michael S. Roth explores political correctness and free speech in a divisive age. Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

[ The Washington Post | 2019-08-30 12:31:08 UTC ]
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Why some experts say it's time for Twitter and Facebook to ban anti-vaccination posts

As measles cases continue to rise in Canada and the U.S., experts are calling on social media platforms to ban anti-vaccination posts, saying the risks to public health created by misinformation outweigh the right to free speech. Continue reading at 'CBC'

[ CBC | 2019-05-22 08:00:00 UTC ]
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Is Big Tech Merging With Big Brother? Kinda Looks Like It

The all-seeing Amazon, Google, and Facebook have every incentive to help the national security state undermine privacy, free speech, and democracy. We’ve read this book before. Continue reading at 'Wired'

[ Wired | 2019-01-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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NCAC, Authors Guild Slam Trump's S&S Litigation Threats

Following one more threat of litigation from President Donald Trump against a major book publisher, free speech and book industry organizations have condemned the president's attempts to cease publication of books unfavorable to his administration. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-08-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Publisher defends diversity drive after Lionel Shriver's attack

Penguin Random House has responded to the novelist’s criticisms, saying it aims to ‘reflect the society in which we live’Lionel Shriver’s blistering assertion that, “drunk on virtue”, Penguin Random House is putting diversity ahead of literary excellence has been dismissed by the publisher,... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2018-06-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #free speech #social mobility #account ethnicity #narrow section #literary excellence #lionel shriver #uk society


BookExpo 2018: At PEN Panel, Free Speech and Race Go Hand in Hand

This year’s PEN America–hosted BookExpo panel saw journalists and a civil rights activist debate the meaning of free speech in an era of “fake news” and deep racial tensions. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-05-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The case for abolishing online anonymity | Letters

The Guardian requires a name, address and phone number for all of its letter-writers, points out Dr Monica Threlfall. Nigel Gann, Michael Rundell and Martin Davidson air their thoughts on Cambridge Analytica. And Patrick Cosgrove says just don’t use FacebookWhen democrats fought for free speech,... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2018-03-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Johnson: 'universities facing free speech challenge'

The universities minister Jo Johnson has used a Boxing Day speech to highlight the issue of free speech and debate in universities. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2017-12-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Katharine Viner: in turbulent times, we need good journalism more than ever

Solving challenges around trust, diversity and press freedom are key to safeguarding democracy, says Guardian and Observer editor-in-chief• Read the full speech: A mission for journalism in a time of crisis Facebook has become the most powerful publisher in history by replacing editors with... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2017-11-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #free speech #media organisations #press freedom


Nonpartisan Nonprofits Fight For Free Expression

The literary nonprofit world is ramping up for a protracted campaign in favor of free speech in the wake of President Donald J. Trump's call for the elimination of the NEA and NEH. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-03-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #president donald #free speech #free expression