THE NOMINATIONS PROCESS IS NOW CLOSED. THE SHORTLIST WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN JANUARY 2013.
Each year, Index celebrates individuals and organisations from around the globe who have shown outstanding courage and creativity in safe-guarding free speech.
JOURNALISM – recognising high impact, determined investigative journalism across media including print, online, radio and television
Previous winners include Al Jazeera, Anna Politkovskaya and Ibrahim Eissa
DIGITAL FREEDOM – recognising ground-breaking work in the digital realm to promote free expression and defend against threats to freedom online
Previous winners include Wikileaks and Nawaat
ADVOCACY – recognising lawyers, campaigners and activists who have fought repression, or have struggled to change legislation
Previous winners include Chen Guangcheng and Nabeel Rajab
ARTS – recognising artists fighting against censorship of their work, or those using the visual and creative arts to expand artistic freedom
Previous winners include Ali Ferzat, MF Husain and Daniel Barenboim