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Targeted cartoonists show support for Charlie Hebdo

Targeted cartoonists show support for Charlie Hebdo

Cartoonists have been among the most visual in their reaction to the attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. Musa Kart and Xavier Bonilla, who have both been targeted by their governments, share their thoughts.

Meltem Arikan: Colours Dripping Red

Meltem Arikan: Colours Dripping Red

Playwright and poet Meltem Arikan contributes a new poem reflecting on the Charlie Hebdo attack. How can thoughts be free?

Nadhim Zahawi MP: It’s time for the Islamic world to support free speech – and repeal blasphemy laws

Nadhim Zahawi MP: It’s time for the Islamic world to support free speech – and repeal blasphemy laws

You can’t kill an idea by killing people. The sickening attack on Charlie Hebdo has shown that to be true. As France mourns her dead, millions around the world are discovering the work of her bravest satirists. Nous sommes Charlie.

Long line of unresolved attacks scars Serbian journalism

Long line of unresolved attacks scars Serbian journalism

Six months have elapsed since Davor Pasalic, editor of Serbian news agency FoNet, was brutally assaulted by unknown assailants, but police have made no progress in unmasking the culprits or discovering their motives. The attack is just one of a long line of violence against journalists in Serbia.

Don’t let free speech die

Don’t let free speech die

Today we are publishing work from the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo as part of a global action in a signal of solidarity with the French publication, which came under such deadly attack yesterday.

Padraig Reidy: Laugh? I nearly died. Of hunger

Padraig Reidy: Laugh? I nearly died. Of hunger

Those who have raised their voice attempting to prevent the development of a comedy show script based on the Irish famine are simply parading their ignorance

Stand up for free speech. Publish Charlie Hebdo’s cartoons

Stand up for free speech. Publish Charlie Hebdo’s cartoons

Index on Censorship, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, freeDimensional, PEN America, FreeWord, Reporters Without Borders, Article 19 and English PEN call on all those who believe in the fundamental right to freedom of expression to join in publishing the cartoons or covers of Charlie Hebdo on January 8 at

Freedom of expression is non-negotiable

Freedom of expression is non-negotiable

Index on Censorship condemns this appalling attack on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, and any attempt to silence a free press.

How cartoonists responded to the attack on Charlie Hebdo

How cartoonists responded to the attack on Charlie Hebdo

People around the world show solidarity with the French satirical magazine

Why we should be worried about relinquishing our privacy to a secret state

Why we should be worried about relinquishing our privacy to a secret state

Edward Snowden's lawyer Ben Winzer talks to Index about his client and what the loss of privacy to the secret state means to the future of free expression.

Azerbaijan: Support jailed journalists and human rights defenders

Azerbaijan: Support jailed journalists and human rights defenders

Azerbaijan's government continues to repress civil society activists, human rights defenders and journalists. Many of them are now behind bars on trumped up charges, but in fact they were arrested for their human rights activities

John Crace on the Magna Carta: 1215 and all that

John Crace on the Magna Carta: 1215 and all that

In his own inimitable short-form style, John Crace takes a tongue-in-cheek trip throughout the history of the Magna Carta and its manifestations.