Index on Censorship » Events http://www.indexoncensorship.org the voice of free expression Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:15:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=141 the voice of free expression Index on Censorship no the voice of free expression Index on Censorship » Events http://www.indexoncensorship.org/wp-content/uploads/powerpress/Free_Speech_Bites_Logo.jpg http://www.indexoncensorship.org/category/events/ 27 April: Leading Ladies – All About Eve http://www.indexoncensorship.org/2014/04/leading-lady/ http://www.indexoncensorship.org/2014/04/leading-lady/#comments Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:40:29 +0000 http://www.indexoncensorship.org/?p=56807 The votes are in but from which decade does the public think women had the strongest role in film?

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We asked the public in which decade they felt women had the strongest roles in cinema? After a close battle for the top spot, the votes have been counted and… the 1950s is victorious!

The multi-Oscar winning movie All About Eve fought off stiff competition from films spanning six decades, edging out Annie Hall (1970s) and Working Girl (1980s) at the last minute to claim the title.

A rare chance to see this female tour-de-force on the big screen followed by a lively discussion with Index on Censorship Editor Rachael Jolley, Rich Mix CEO Jane Earl, co-founder of Underwire festival Gabriella Apicella and LA-based actress Olivia J Fox.

When: Sunday 27th April, 12:00 noon
Where:  Rich Mix Cinema and Arts Centre, E1 6LA
Tickets: Book your tickets here.

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Recap report: The right to protest! The right to fight? http://www.indexoncensorship.org/2014/04/recap-report-right-protest-right-fight/ http://www.indexoncensorship.org/2014/04/recap-report-right-protest-right-fight/#comments Wed, 09 Apr 2014 15:08:53 +0000 http://www.indexoncensorship.org/?p=56701 An Index event on freedom of assembly, in association with Sussex University Politics Society.

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Launching Index on Censorship Spring 2014 Magazine at Hay Festival http://www.indexoncensorship.org/2014/04/launching-index-censorship-spring-2014-magazine-hay-festival/ http://www.indexoncensorship.org/2014/04/launching-index-censorship-spring-2014-magazine-hay-festival/#comments Tue, 08 Apr 2014 12:24:49 +0000 http://www.indexoncensorship.org/?p=56640 Join us at the Hay Festival to debate what happens to the truth during wars and conflicts. Where is the line between national security and public information? Is it ever right not to tell the whole truth? These issues are discussed in the latest Index on Censorship magazine, looking back to World War I, and […]

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Index on Censorship Magazine - Spring 2014


Join us at the Hay Festival to debate what happens to the truth during wars and conflicts. Where is the line between national security and public information? Is it ever right not to tell the whole truth?

These issues are discussed in the latest Index on Censorship magazine, looking back to World War I, and bringing the debate up to date with discussions on war reporting in Syria and Afghanistan today.

This Index on Censorship magazine platform at Hay features David Aaronovitch (columnist/broadcaster and Index chair), Alan Maryon-Davis (writer/broadcaster and doctor), Leanne Green (Imperial War Museum) and is chaired by Rachael Jolley (editor, Index on Censorship magazine).

WAR AND PROPAGANDA launches the Spring edition of Index on Censorship magazine with its special report on the use of propaganda and censorship during conflicts, marking the centenary of the beginning of World War I. Each attendee will receive a free copy of the magazine.

When: Sunday 25th May, 7:00pm
Where:  Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage, Hay Festival
Tickets: Reserve your tickets (public booking opens Wednesday 9th April, 10pm)

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The right to protest! The right to fight? http://www.indexoncensorship.org/2014/04/right-protest-right-fight/ http://www.indexoncensorship.org/2014/04/right-protest-right-fight/#comments Fri, 04 Apr 2014 10:53:30 +0000 http://www.indexoncensorship.org/?p=56606 An Index event on freedom of assembly, in association with Sussex University Politics Society

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Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Istanbul on 1 June in the capital's Taksim Square during demonstrations over plans to turn Gezi Park into a shopping mall. (Photo: Akin Aydinli / Demotix)

Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Istanbul on 1 June in the capital’s Taksim Square during demonstrations over plans to turn Gezi Park into a shopping mall. (Photo: Akin Aydinli / Demotix)

Protests are commonplace in many democracies all over the world, but in the last year there have been several limitations and blockades made to this right. From the protests on several university campuses, to those in Istanbul’s Gezi Park, to the more recent protests in the Ukraine, the world has seen that the right to assembly can still be seen as a direct threat to the authorities and one they wish to suppress. However, are there ever instances when protests should be suppressed, whether because they put the population at risk or are representing an extremist ideology at odds with the rest of society?

Index on Censorship and Sussex University Politics Society are hosting a panel debate to look at the importance of the right to assembly to freedom of expression at Sussex and around the world.

The panel will be a diverse range of free speech experts, and media, academic and student representatives.

Join us on Tuesday 8th April at 6pm in Fulton 104 on Sussex University campus to debate and discuss these important issues.

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Recap report: Index 2020 vision http://www.indexoncensorship.org/2014/04/2020-vision-runs-internet-2/ http://www.indexoncensorship.org/2014/04/2020-vision-runs-internet-2/#comments Thu, 03 Apr 2014 13:16:32 +0000 http://www.indexoncensorship.org/?p=56545 With internet freedom currently a hot topic of conversation Index on Censorship, in collaboration with Doughty Street Chambers, hosted an esteemed panel of speakers to debate the question: 'Who runs the internet?'

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Richard Allan, Head of Europe, Middle East and Africa, at Facebook, during the 2020 Vision event

Richard Allan from Facebook joined a panel of expertise to debate the future of the internet

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2020 vision: Who runs the internet? http://www.indexoncensorship.org/2014/03/2020-vision-runs-internet/ http://www.indexoncensorship.org/2014/03/2020-vision-runs-internet/#comments Tue, 25 Mar 2014 16:00:49 +0000 http://www.indexoncensorship.org/?p=56368 Index on Censorship, in association with Doughty Street Chambers, invites you to attend our high-level panel discussion asking who runs the internet?

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Index on Censorship, in association with Doughty Street Chambers, invites you to attend our high-level panel discussion asking who runs the internet?

At a moment when the revelations on NSA and GCHQ mass surveillance are opening up a wide debate about our digital freedoms, our panel will discuss how free the net is today, and the main challenges that lie ahead. In the next couple of years, major international summits will debate new rules on internet governance, and whether to adopt a top-down approach as favoured by China and Russia, or maintain a more open, multistakeholder networked approach. Meanwhile, from the EU to Brazil, reactions to the Snowden’s revelations of mass snooping suggest there is a growing risk of fragmentation of the internet, with calls for forced local hosting of data.

We are delighted to be hosting speakers:

Bill Echikson – Head of Free Expression EMEA, Google

Richard Allan – Head of Europe, Middle East and Africa, Facebook

Tusha Mittal – formerly a correspondent for Tehelka and currently a Fellow at the Reuters Institute, Oxford University

Kirsty Hughes – CEO, Index on Censorship

The panel will make short introductory remarks ensuring plenty of time for a lively Q&A session.

The event will be held at Doughty Street Chambers (53-54 Doughty St, London WC1N 2LS) on Wednesday 2nd April 6-7.30pm, followed by a drinks reception. To RSVP please fill in your details here. If you have any questions please contact Fiona Bradley (fiona@indexoncensorship.org).

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Media freedom: In good health or under threat – how do the US and EU compare? http://www.indexoncensorship.org/2014/03/media-freedom-good-health-threat-us-eu-compare/ http://www.indexoncensorship.org/2014/03/media-freedom-good-health-threat-us-eu-compare/#comments Tue, 25 Mar 2014 15:34:31 +0000 http://www.indexoncensorship.org/?p=56363 Index hosts a Google Hangout with New York-based Guardian Digital journalist James Ball, and LA Times London correspondent, Henry Chu

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Over a year after the Leveson report came out, regulation of the British press is still a question of intense debate. Meanwhile, the NSA/Snowden revelations – and the related detention of David Miranda (supported recently by British courts) – open up core questions of how investigative and public interest journalism can function in a world of mass surveillance. In the US, while Guardian editor-in-chief Alan Rusbridger rightly praises the first amendments, Obama himself has a growing reputation as a president who has pursued sources and journalists through the courts.

Join us on a Google Hangout with Guardian Digital journalist, James Ball (now based in New York) and LA Times London correspondent, Henry Chu, hosted by our Editor, Online and News, Sean Gallagher for a lively debate around the media freedom on either side of the Atlantic.

The recording will be broadcast live via Index’s Google+ and YouTube accounts from 10am (EST)/ 2pm (GMT) on Wednesday 26th March. Get involved in the discussion on our Twitter feed and website. Visit the Google+ page here and the YouTube page here.

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A conversation with UN free speech rapporteur Frank La Rue http://www.indexoncensorship.org/2014/03/conversation-un-free-speech-rapporteur-frank-la-rue/ http://www.indexoncensorship.org/2014/03/conversation-un-free-speech-rapporteur-frank-la-rue/#comments Tue, 25 Mar 2014 15:13:04 +0000 http://www.indexoncensorship.org/?p=56095 Index hosts a Google Hangout with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression

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Frank La Rue, UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, will be interviewed by Index on Censorship’s CEO Kirsty Hughes, on his experience surrounding digital freedom while in office.

Frank La Rue is a lawyer and current Director of the Centro-American Institute for Social Democracy Studies (DEMOS) in Guatemala. He holds a degree in law from the University of San Carlos, Guatemala, and a postgraduate degree in U.S. foreign policy from Johns Hopkins University. He was also a professor of human rights at the University of Rafael Lavinder de Guatemala. La Rue has worked extensively on human rights issues, and as founding member and Director of the Centre for Legal Human Rights Action (CALDH), he was involved in presenting the first Guatemalan human rights case before the Inter-American Court for Human Rights. Mr. La Rue also brought the first case of genocide against the military dictatorship in Guatemala. As a human rights activist, he was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004. La Rue has been serving as the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression since August 2008.

Join us for this exciting insight into digital freedom between leaders in the field from 4pm (GMT) on Wednesday 26 March. The event will be live streamed on Google+ here as well as via Index’s YouTube account here. Get involved with your questions prior to the event via Twitter or during the live stream on Google+.

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#IndexAwards2014: Twitter Chat with Arts Nominee Meltem Arikan http://www.indexoncensorship.org/2014/03/indexawards2014-twitter-takeover-arts-awards-nominee-meltem-arikan/ http://www.indexoncensorship.org/2014/03/indexawards2014-twitter-takeover-arts-awards-nominee-meltem-arikan/#comments Mon, 10 Mar 2014 14:45:01 +0000 http://www.indexoncensorship.org/?p=55884 International Freedom of Expression 2014 Arts Award Nominee and renowned Turkish playwright and novelist Meltem Arikan will answer your questions via @MeltemArikan on Wednesday 12th March from 14:00 – 14:30 GMT  – follow the whole conversation at @IndexCensorship. In 2013, the Gezi Park protests saw a venting of frustration by many against what they see as the […]

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International Freedom of Expression 2014 Arts Award Nominee and renowned Turkish playwright and novelist Meltem Arikan will answer your questions via @MeltemArikan on Wednesday 12th March from 14:00 – 14:30 GMT  – follow the whole conversation at @IndexCensorship.

In 2013, the Gezi Park protests saw a venting of frustration by many against what they see as the increasingly authoritarian rule of Prime Minister Erdogan’s AK party.

The protests were preceded by the run of Meltem Arikan’s play ‘Mi Minor’ in Istanbul from December 2012 to April 2013. Mi Minor used role play and social media to tell the story of a pianist using technology to struggle against the regime in a fictional land called Pimina. In the month after the play ended, protests erupted in Gezi Park with social media playing a key role.

Arikan, already a prominent writer, found herself accused of fomenting rebellion and faced a co-ordinated campaign of abuse online from government supporters. She told Index on Censorship: “When I was researching for Mi Minor [in 2011] I did everything I could so that the play wasn’t associated with Turkey, or the particular situation of Turkish politics, or any other actual country. It was a fictional dystopia. Mi Minor is an absurd play and it is too worrying to see how absurdity can be accused of being responsible for the reality of what happened in Gezi Park.”

Forced to flee because of the resulting pressures, Meltem Arikan now lives in the United Kingdom.

This event takes place on Wednesday 7 March at 2pm GMT. Tweet your questions @MeltemArikan, join the conversation @IndexCensorship and have your say with the hashtags #MeltemArikan and #IndexAwards2014.

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Human Rights Watch Film Festival (18-28 March) http://www.indexoncensorship.org/2014/03/human-rights-watch-film-festival-18-28-march/ http://www.indexoncensorship.org/2014/03/human-rights-watch-film-festival-18-28-march/#comments Wed, 05 Mar 2014 15:32:33 +0000 http://www.indexoncensorship.org/?p=55719 The film festival brings to life human rights abuses through storytelling in a way that challenges each individual to empathise and demand justice for all people.

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Human Rights Watch (HRW) is one of the world’s leading independent organisations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights. They work tenaciously to lay the legal and moral groundwork for deep rooted change and fight to bring greater justice and security to people around the world. Through their Human Rights Watch Film Festival they bear witness to human rights violations and create a forum for courageous individuals on both sides of the lens to empower audiences with the knowledge that personal commitment can make a difference. The film festival brings to life human rights abuses through storytelling in a way that challenges each individual to empathise and demand justice for all people.

The HRW Film Festival takes places in different cities across the world between January and March. In London, it runs 18-28 March. Full programme is available here.

 

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