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Padraig Reidy: Doubting Cambridge University Press’s commitment to academic freedom

Padraig Reidy: Doubting Cambridge University Press’s commitment to academic freedom

CUP are still refusing to publish Putin’s Kleptocracy by Karen Dawisha for fear of libel action -- despite saying they have no reason to doubt the veracity of the work

Lithuania: Press freedom groups decry proposed bans on Russian TV channels

A coalition of international press freedom organisations has hit out at a move to force some Russian "government-controlled" TV stations off Lithuanian airwaves

Russia seeks to gag UN high commissioner on human rights

As so often at the sessions of the United Nations Human Rights Council, some interventions by states go unnoticed, but one in particular -- Russia's -- must be called out

#IndexAwards2015: Campaigning nominee Soldiers’ Mothers

#IndexAwards2015: Campaigning nominee Soldiers’ Mothers

Soldiers’ Mothers of Russia is an NGO network dedicated to improving transparency and exposing human rights abuses in the Russian military

The information war between Russia and Ukraine

The information war between Russia and Ukraine

In the Winter 2014 issue of Index on Censorship magazine, Andrei Aliaksandrau investigates the new information war as he travels across Ukraine

#IndexDrawtheLine: How can we balance religious freedom and religious extremism?

#IndexDrawtheLine: How can we balance religious freedom and religious extremism?

Religious freedom and religious radicalism which leads to extremism has become an increasingly difficult balancing act in the digital age where presenting religious superiority through fear and “terror” is possible both locally and internationally at internet speeds. The ongoing series of beheading videos released by the Islamic State and the showcase of kidnapped

Whistleblower Grigory Pasko: “Russian public will feel a need for the truth”

Whistleblower Grigory Pasko: “Russian public will feel a need for the truth”

Named the International Whistleblower of the year at the inaugural Index Freedom of Expression Awards in 2001, Grigory Pasko is still working to keep investigative journalism alive in Russia.

Padraig Reidy: The Soviet Union may be dead, but Soviet disinformation tactics remain

Padraig Reidy: The Soviet Union may be dead, but Soviet disinformation tactics remain

The Kremlin is playing the same games now as it did in its darkest days. Democrats should be ready to fight back.

Royal Albert Hall and Latvian music festival drawn into Russian culture war

Royal Albert Hall and Latvian music festival drawn into Russian culture war

At first glance, Latvia’s New Wave music festival and the iconic London concert hall might seem to have little in common. But both have recently been embroiled in the fallout from the crisis in Ukraine, James Montague reports

Russia: End the cycle of impunity

Aleksandr Bastrykin Head of the Investigative Committee of Russian Federation The Investigative Committee of Russian Federation 105005, Russia, Moscow, Technicheskii Lane, 2 Sunday 2 November 2014 Dear Mr Bastrykin, RE: Request for investigation into the murder of Akhmednabi Akhmednabiyev to be transferred to the Central Investigative Department of the Russian

Russia: Justice Ministry seeks to disband Kremlin-critical human rights group

Russia: Justice Ministry seeks to disband Kremlin-critical human rights group

The ministry has filed a lawsuit with the Supreme Court to close the International Memorial Society, Jennifer Janiak reports

Padraig Reidy: Belarus’ dictator cannot bear the egalitarianism of the ice bucket challenge

Padraig Reidy: Belarus’ dictator cannot bear the egalitarianism of the ice bucket challenge

Funny doesn’t work for dictatorships because funny usually involves humanity and vulnerability. This is the appeal of the viral video challenge.

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