The cornerstone of all human rights is freedom of expression. This is why it is the first right to be attacked by those who wish to restrict all our freedoms, be they governments or special interest groups. Naturally writers have a vested interest in freedom of expression and access to information. (Of course everyone should be concerned.) Two writers’ organizations that fight for this basic right are Journalists Without Borders and PEN. Here is a recent report from PEN’s Canadian branch about an outrageous attempt to restrict information.