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Draw the Line: Should the police do more to protect free speech?

Draw the Line: Should the police do more to protect free speech?

Free expression and policing can have an antagonistic relationship. Recent events in Ferguson are demonstrative of the issues that arise as the demands for protest clash with those for civil safety. The police are naturally drawn to the forefront of such a debate as they become the physical manifestation of

Egypt: Restrictions on campus protest could spark unrest

Egypt: Restrictions on campus protest could spark unrest

With just a few weeks to go before Egyptian universities open their gates to students for the start of the new academic year, the Egyptian authorities are feeling jittery -- and rightly so. Shahira Amin reports

How Egypt’s NGO trial made me an international fugitive

How Egypt’s NGO trial made me an international fugitive

Egyptian NGOs have to register under a repressive law or risk prosecution. Being convicted as an NGO worker in Egypt has consequences far beyond that country's borders, writes Michelle Betz

Egypt’s nascent street art movement under pressure

Egypt’s nascent street art movement under pressure

Graffiti played a big part in Egypt's 2011 revolution. Today the artists face threats of violence, and the potential of jail time and fines under a proposed draft law. Shahira Amin reports

Egypt: Sentenced Dutch journalist “will not rest” until colleagues are free

Egypt: Sentenced Dutch journalist “will not rest” until colleagues are free

Dutch journalist Rena Netjes was sentenced in absentia to ten years in prison in Egypt. The Egyptian government's case against her and other journalists generated media interest from around the world. Mitra Nazar reports

#IndexDrawtheLine: Can art or journalism ever be terrorism?

#IndexDrawtheLine: Can art or journalism ever be terrorism?

This month, Draw the Line will be exploring whether arts or journalism can ever be considered terrorism. Farah Wael writes.

Did culture and arts prepare Egypt for revolution?

Did culture and arts prepare Egypt for revolution?

Some believe the stage for Egypt's 2011 mass uprising was already being set years earlier -- with popular culture helping fuel the people’s anger and frustration. Shahira Amin reports

Egypt’s message to journalists: “Adhere to the official narrative or risk severe punishment”

Egypt’s message to journalists: “Adhere to the official narrative or risk severe punishment”

The sentencing of three Al Jazeera journalists in Egypt has shocked and outraged rights activists and press around the world, and fuelled concern about freedom of expression and the independence of the judiciary in the country. Shahira Amin reports

Egypt’s Al Jazeera verdict: London journalists stand together in silent protest

Egypt’s Al Jazeera verdict: London journalists stand together in silent protest

The usually bustling entrance of the New Broadcasting House was silent and still for one minute this morning in protest at the sentencing of three Al Jazeera journalists to seven years in Egyptian prison

Justice in Egypt: My so-called “trial”

Justice in Egypt: My so-called “trial”

Accused by an Egyptian court while trying to train journalists, Michelle Betz talks to Index about her experience, and its similarities with the Al Jazeera trial

Index condemns Egypt’s Al Jazeera verdict

Index condemns Egypt’s Al Jazeera verdict

Index on Censorship condemns the sentencing of three Al Jazeera journalists in Egypt to seven years each in prison.

Finding voices: Refugee journalism in Egypt

Finding voices: Refugee journalism in Egypt

On World Refugee Day, Index on Censorship meets Munzalak – a new Cairo-based initiative looking to empower refugees through journalism. Tom Rollins reports.

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