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Thailand: Can the junta deliver on promises to “bring back happiness”?

Thailand: Can the junta deliver on promises to “bring back happiness”?

The junta’s message to the public is, don’t worry about the abrogation of human rights, freedom of assembly and the clampdown on the media, writes Tom McGregor

India’s social media “peace force”

India’s social media “peace force”

Indians have organised online to stop social media postings looking to incite communal tension. Will it work, and is it a threat to free expression? Mahima Kaul reports

The “slippery slope” of Chinese literary censorship

The “slippery slope” of Chinese literary censorship

American journalist Evan Osnos says he turned down the opportunity to publish a copy of his new book in China because censors asked for almost a quarter to be struck out. The case highlights the dilemma writers face publishing in a country now hungry for western works, reports Dinah Gardner

A meme is worth a thousand (banned) words in China

A meme is worth a thousand (banned) words in China

Comedic memes are the Achille’s heel of Chinese internet censors. Jemimah Steinfeld reports

World Cup 2014: What’s the score on freedom of expression?

World Cup 2014: What’s the score on freedom of expression?

Index has compiled some key stats for each World Cup country

Shubhranshu Choudhary: Using arts to help rural India speak out

Shubhranshu Choudhary: Using arts to help rural India speak out

The Index Award winner has launched a new project using song, dance and drama to teach rural Indians how to report on issues using their mobile phone

The repugnant Section 66A of India’s Information Technology Act

The repugnant Section 66A of India’s Information Technology Act

Repealing the blatantly arbitrary law is the only way to protect and uphold the freedom of expression, Saurav Datta writes

Good sports: Which free-speech offending countries should we blow the whistle on?

Good sports: Which free-speech offending countries should we blow the whistle on?

Against the backdrop of the World Cup in Brazil, we ask how, during global sporting events, should we respond to countries that repress their citizen's free expression? Should we engage or ignore?

India: Man facing criminal investigation over anti-Modi Facebook comments

India: Man facing criminal investigation over anti-Modi Facebook comments

Man from the state of Goa posted in a popular Facebook group that if Narendra Modi became India's prime minister, a holocaust "as it happened in Gujarat", would follow, writes Shuriah Niazi

Hush — slander is a criminal offence in India

Hush — slander is a criminal offence in India

In India, folks with brittle egos and skeletons stacked up in their closets, can and will wield the law to clam your mouth shut, and even have you put in jail, writes Saurav Datta.

India’s Supreme Court breaks police stranglehold on theatre

India’s Supreme Court breaks police stranglehold on theatre

Dramatic performances cannot be policed and subjected to pre-censorship, writes Saurav Datta

China: Censors work overtime for Tiananmen anniversary

China: Censors work overtime for Tiananmen anniversary

"Keep quiet and carry on" is the slogan that can best describe China’s take on the approaching 25th anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre, Francine Stone reports

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