Franklin Carter of the Book and Periodical Council’s Freedom of Expression Committee talks to Joseph Planta about Freedom to Read Week.
Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:
I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver at TheCommentary.ca.
It’s Freedom to Read week once again, and joining me now is Franklin Carter. He was on last year to talk about his work with the Book and Periodical Council and its Freedom of Expression Committee, and does the same this year. We’ll talk about what this week is all about, what we can do as readers and citizens. It’s also interesting to see what challenges writers, editors, and publishers might have. As well, we can highlight some of the events of the week. www.freedomtoread.ca is the website for more. Franklin Carter, for over 15 years now, has been handling and researching censorship issues for the Council’s committee. He is a freelance editor, working with non-fiction writers and publishers in Canada. Please welcome back to the Planta: On the Line program, in Toronto this day, Franklin Carter; Good morning, Mr. Carter.