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Rights Group Honors Writers Worldwide With Monetary Awards

Posted September 14th, 2011 at 5:30 am (UTC-5)
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Human Rights Watch is honoring 48 writers in 24 countries for their commitment to free expression and what it describes as courage in the face of persecution. The New York-based advocacy group on Wednesday announced recipients of the Hellman/Hammett awards of up to $10,000, which are going this year to journalists bloggers, and novelists, as […]

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Rights Group Honors Writers Worldwide With Monetary Awards

Posted September 14th, 2011 at 3:30 am (UTC-5)
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Human Rights Watch is honoring 48 writers in 24 countries for their commitment to free expression and what it describes as courage in the face of persecution. The New York-based advocacy group on Wednesday announced recipients of the Hellman/Hammett awards of up to $10,000, which are going this year to journalists bloggers, and novelists, as […]

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US Universities Sued Over Online Book Collection

Posted September 13th, 2011 at 12:25 am (UTC-5)
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Three major writers’ groups are suing five U.S. universities, claiming their joint effort to digitally archive millions of books amounts to copyright violation. The U.S.-based Authors Guild, the Australian Society of Authors and Canada’s Quebec Writer’s Union filed a lawsuit Monday in New York against the HathiTrust digital library project. The project is led by […]

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