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21 April: Whose story is it anyway? Writers discuss the representation of refugees

21 April: Whose story is it anyway? Writers discuss the representation of refugees

Writers discuss the representation of refugees in novels and plays. What ethical questions are involved? Is there a responsibility to represent refugees positively? How do you balance reportage with storytelling? What responsibility, if any, does the creative writer have to represent refugees positively or to tackle negative views? Featured writers:

25 Feb: Screening and discussion about Cartoonists – Foot Soldiers of Democracy

25 Feb: Screening and discussion about Cartoonists – Foot Soldiers of Democracy

In the wake of the recent tragic events in Paris, this powerful and moving film follows 12 loveable and courageous cartoonists – from Tel Aviv, Moscow, New York, Caracas, and Paris – as they brilliantly capture the comedy and tragedy in the world, armed with just a pencil

13 Feb: The Content and Context of Charlie Hebdo – Protecting freedom of expression and combating “hate speech”

13 Feb: The Content and Context of Charlie Hebdo – Protecting freedom of expression and combating “hate speech”

The attack on Charlie Hebdo dramatically increased the pressure on freedom of speech in all of Europe. How do we respond to audiences who do not recognize satire as a legitimate form of free expression, without increasing this pressure?

19 Feb: As long as it’s funny – a discussion about comedy and censorship

19 Feb: As long as it’s funny – a discussion about comedy and censorship

The London Irish Comedy Festival is hosting a free event about comedy and censorship. Controversy has always surrounded the comedy industry, from stand-up to sitcom to satire. During the discussion, ethics, censorship, freedom of expression and taste will be explored by special guest panellists and the audience. What makes us sometimes

10 Feb: Counter-censorship workshop

10 Feb: Counter-censorship workshop

Index on Censorship is hosting a workshop on how ​the next generation of ​journalists can address threats and challenges to ​their freedom in Europe.

10 Feb: Four years of revolution: Bahrainis insist on political change

10 Feb: Four years of revolution: Bahrainis insist on political change

Lord Avebury, the Vice Chairman of the Parliamentary Human Rights Group cordially invites you to a press conference on: Four years of revolution: Bahrainis insist on political change Four years ago the people of Bahrain flocked to the streets in their thousands seeking fundamental political change after decades of discriminatory

30 Jan: Walking the Tightrope – the tension between art and politics

30 Jan: Walking the Tightrope – the tension between art and politics

Presenting the world premiere of a collection of 12 explosive political five minute plays by writers including Mark Ravenhill, Neil LaBute and Caryl Churchill. Arising from events and decisions relating to The Underbelly and Incubator Theatre’s The City, Exhibit B and the Barbican, and The Tricycle Theatre. Each performance will include all twelve

23 Jan: Vigil for Saudi blogger sentenced to 1,000 lashes

23 Jan: Vigil for Saudi blogger sentenced to 1,000 lashes

Index on Censorship, English PEN and Article 19 will hold a peaceful vigil in front of the embassy of Saudi Arabia at 9am on Friday 23 January in condemnation of the ongoing flogging and imprisonment of Raif Badawi. Please meet at the Curzon Street side of the embassy. Blogger and

2 Feb: Index magazine debate: Do we need a First Amendment in the UK?

2 Feb: Index magazine debate: Do we need a First Amendment in the UK?

Index on Censorship launch our Winter 2015 magazine on a historic day at the British Library

27 Nov: Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case – film screening + Q&A

27 Nov: Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case – film screening + Q&A

Join Index for a screening and discussion of Andreas Johnsen's acclaimed documentary about the famous Chinese artist Ai Weiwei

27 Nov: ArtFreedomWales free speech hearing

27 Nov: ArtFreedomWales free speech hearing

Index on Censorship is coming to Cardiff to ask the question: is Wales enjoying its right to artistic freedom of expression?

Recap report: Is it ever better to censor than to cause offence?

Recap report: Is it ever better to censor than to cause offence?

Index on Censorship and the Bush Theatre organised a debate as a part of the RADAR Festival, to explore the rights of the artist to free expression and to examine the role of arts institutions in defending and promoting free expression

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