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Irresistible: Espionage, dissent and NGOs

Irresistible: Espionage, dissent and NGOs

Edward Snowden’s revelations on the voracious appetite of spying on all and sundry by the National Security Agency and allied agencies should not give pause for too much comment, other than to affirm a general premise: Activists and non-government groups are to be feared.

Journalists coming under increased pressure in Brazil

Journalists coming under increased pressure in Brazil

Journalists continue to come under pressure from police and protesters in Brazil, according to a report released on 8 April, Simone Marques writes

Venezuela: The bottom has a basement

Venezuela: The bottom has a basement

All over the world, education is a right. In Venezuela it is considered a privilege. Ambar de la Croux explores the reasons behind the country's street protests

Brazil moves toward an internet bill of rights

Brazil moves toward an internet bill of rights

After two years of wrangling, the Brazilian chamber of deputies finally approved the General Internet Framework last week. Simone Marques reports on the long road to Marco Civil.

Media freedom: In good health or under threat – how do the US and EU compare?

Index hosts a Google Hangout with New York-based Guardian Digital journalist James Ball, and LA Times London correspondent, Henry Chu

Index Freedom of Expression Awards: Digital activism nominee Edward Snowden

Index Freedom of Expression Awards: Digital activism nominee Edward Snowden

In 2013, National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden leaked thousands of documents detailing US government surveillance to the press, igniting a global debate on the ways authorities can watch citizens' communications

“Hyperlink” charges against Barrett Brown dropped in “victory for press freedom”

“Hyperlink” charges against Barrett Brown dropped in “victory for press freedom”

The case continues to highlight the question, are journalists complicit in a crime when sharing illegally obtained information in the course of their professional duties? Christian Stork reports

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