Global Chilling: The Impact of Mass Surveillance on International Writers
Just published by PEN in the US: Global Chilling: The Impact of Mass Surveillance on International Writers
This is deeply disturbing: “Concern about surveillance is now nearly as high among writers living in democracies (75%) as among those living in non-democracies (80%).
The levels of self-censorship reported by writers living in democratic countries are approaching the levels reported by writers living in authoritarian or semi-democratic countries.
And writers around the world think that mass surveillance has significantly damaged U.S. credibility as a global champion of free expression for the long term.”
A personal note: Neither TFF nor I myself will be the slightest intimidated by such surveillance but will continue to do and say what we believe must be done and said.”
– Jan Oberg
Lund, January 6, 2015