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Padraig Reidy: The paranoid style in Turkish politics

Padraig Reidy: The paranoid style in Turkish politics

What’s wrong with Turkey? Or, more to the point what is wrong with Turkey’s president that makes him so determined to fight, like a two a.m. drunk vowing to take on all comers?

Şanar Yurdatapan: “The censorship and oppression on culture and arts is still going on”

Şanar Yurdatapan: “The censorship and oppression on culture and arts is still going on”

Winner of the 2002 Index award for Circumvention of Censorship, Şanar Yurdatapan talks to Index about artistic censorship

Turkey: Government detains journalists

Turkey: Government detains journalists

On Sunday, December 14, at least 27 people were detained by Turkish police, including journalists, producers and directors of TV shows and police officers. Arrest warrants were issued for at least 31.

Exploring ​artistic freedom in Wales and beyond

Exploring ​artistic freedom in Wales and beyond

Index on Censorship has been​ exploring artistic freedom of expression and contemporary forms of censorship in the ​UK. Who or what controls what is sayable in the arts? W​ho has a voice in the arts? Do the answers vary as we move around the different ​member ​nations of the UK​?

Recap report: Index gets censored in Wigan

Recap report: Index gets censored in Wigan

Index held a successful workshop with the north west contingent of the British Youth Council, despite the inability to access our own website because of internet filtering at the location. Index held a third Draw the Line workshop with the British Youth Council, but this time with its groups in the north

Padraig Reidy: In defence of Mario Balotelli

Padraig Reidy: In defence of Mario Balotelli

Human beings are complicated, and a zero-tolerance approach to words and meanings is unlikely to work on us

Azerbaijan’s 12 months of paralysing attacks on civil society

Azerbaijan’s 12 months of paralysing attacks on civil society

Twelve months ago Rebecca Vincent and Rasul Jafarov wrote for Index on Censorship magazine on a crackdown on photojournalists in Azerbaijan. A year later Jafarov is in prison awaiting trial, and Vincent writes about the spiralling threats towards anyone who speaks out about democracy

Free thought on campus: nothing to see here

Free thought on campus: nothing to see here

As UK Home Secretary Theresa May pushes for more anti-terror powers, Charley Kai John sketches a nightmare vision of the impact on campuses

Azerbaijan: Government arrests investigative journalist

Azerbaijan: Government arrests investigative journalist

The arrest of Azerbaijani investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova today underscores the entrenched authoritarian instincts of the government of President Ilham Aliyev

Padraig Reidy: Who can speak and who must be silent?

Padraig Reidy: Who can speak and who must be silent?

Ask yourself: would it be better to have a society where people argued against me, or would I prefer a society where the authorities were entitled to decide what I should and should not say?

Kazakhstan must halt assault on press freedom

The injunction banning distribution and publication of ADAMbol, a popular opposition magazine in Kazakhstan, is a clear violation of freedom of press and free expression. The magazine has been accused of engaging in “extremist war propaganda” by Almaty City’s Department for Internal Policies. Some activists believe the magazine has been

Recap report: ArtFreedomWales free speech hearing

Recap report: ArtFreedomWales free speech hearing

On 27 November Index on Censorship hosted a free speech hearing at the Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff to ask the question: is Wales enjoying its right to artistic freedom of expression?

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