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Padraig Reidy: Let’s ban the word “internet”

Padraig Reidy: Let’s ban the word “internet”

We have to stop thinking about things happening “on the internet”, when it's simply part of human interaction for millions

Ecuador: Why are critics being shutdown on Twitter?

A Spanish company -- Ares Right -- has been targeting the social media accounts of critics of the Ecuadorean government

Mexico must act to protect online free speech

María del Rosario Fuentes Rubio, best known under the pseudonym “Felina”, was kidnapped by armed men on 15 October in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas. The following day a photograph of her body was posted to her Twitter account with messages warning others to be silent. A doctor by profession,

Padraig Reidy: Creeps with cameras and the first amendment

Padraig Reidy: Creeps with cameras and the first amendment

More often than not, the United States' first amendment forces some real thought and analysis to take place in public life, writes Padraig Reidy.

Eleven free speech controversies at American universities

Eleven free speech controversies at American universities

A Yale student group's choice to host writer Ayaan Hirsi Ali was met with widespread protest. This is not the only recent example of a free expression dispute at a US campus. Dave Coscia writes

Padraig Reidy: When everyone is a journalist, is anyone?

Padraig Reidy: When everyone is a journalist, is anyone?

With smartphones, cheap recording equipment, and free access to social media and blogging platforms, journalism has fallen into the hands of the many. This is a good thing. But one question does arise: if we are all journalists now, what happens to the privileges journalists used to claim?

Letter to Honduras: Calling for protection of Dina Meza and all journalists

Index on Censorship and Article 19 Central America demand that the Honduran Attorney General investigates increased threats received by journalist and human rights campaigner Dina Meza

US women’s university struggles to find fair balance on transgender issues

US women’s university struggles to find fair balance on transgender issues

Hollins University currently forbids students from making any legal or biological step toward becoming male. Now it's reconsidering its approach. Cathryn Asip reports

Contra Band: Censored songs from Brazil and the UK

Contra Band: Censored songs from Brazil and the UK

Join Index and Up Projects tomorrow: Contra Band is a new commission, by Leah Lovett, which brings together musicians and audiences from Brazil and the UK for an experimental live performance of songs censored in both countries between 1964-1985.

Brazil’s Luiz Ruffato: “We must defend freedom under any circumstance”

Brazil’s Luiz Ruffato: “We must defend freedom under any circumstance”

While researching Brazil's legislation called the biographies' law, Index on Censorship's Brazil contibutor Simone Marques spoke to award-winning Brazilian author Luiz Ruffato, whose works include acclaimed novel They Were Many Horses.

Brazil’s banned biographies: When public figures want to control the message

Brazil’s banned biographies: When public figures want to control the message

With the World Cup in the rear view mirror, our contributor Simone Marques, explores the battle over censorship of unauthorised biographies and the last minute amendment that could cause more trouble for free expression in Brazil.

Petition calls on Met Opera to reverse Death of Klinghoffer decision

Petition calls on Met Opera to reverse Death of Klinghoffer decision

A petition campaign is calling on New York's Metropolitan Opera to reverse a decision to cancel a simulcast of composer John Adams' The Death of Klinghoffer.

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