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Young Writers / Artists Programme

Do wars justify censorship? A dilemma not easily answered

Do wars justify censorship? A dilemma not easily answered

This month’s Draw The Line debate has shown itself to be a dilemma not easily answered in four weeks. Many of the responses we received have acknowledged that it is hardly a black and white topic but with conflicts flaring up all over the world it is an incredible important

Authoritarian

Azerbaijan: Rasul Jafarov appeal

Azerbaijan: Rasul Jafarov appeal

This is the appeal of Azerbaijani political prisoner, Rasul Jafarov. It was sent to Index on Censorship by his brother, Sanan Jafarov. Jafarov has now been detained for 54 days. Article 157 of the Code of Criminal Procedure deals with the restrictive measure of arrest. Article 157.2 states that arrest as a

Politics and Society

Some of our favourite banned books

Some of our favourite banned books

Monday was the beginning of Banned Books Week, the annual celebration of the freedom to read and have access to information. Since the launch of Banned Books Week in 1982, over 11,300 books have been challenged, according to the American Library Association.

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