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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
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
As many campus media struggle to maintain a steady revenue, Index hears from two US university papers about their work and how they finance themselves independently
The chat application LINE has strengthened its censorship methods in mainland China by targeting phrases and word combinations.
Censorship body gives green light to latest play from Index award nominee Lucien Bourjeily, despite being featured heavily in the work
Being a hip-hop artist in a country where the genre is banned comes with many challenges Iranian rapper Hichkas explains. Mari Shibata reports
Let’s not block out calls for censorship. But perhaps we can turn the tables on the cries of the censors, smile politely and continue about our grown-up business
During the First World War, censorship was deemed crucial to send the public the right messages, and keep the enemy in the dark about tactics. Today, especially in times of war, governments continue with their attempts to control what the public and the outside world are told, often in the name
American journalist Evan Osnos says he turned down the opportunity to publish a copy of his new book in China because censors asked for almost a quarter to be struck out. The case highlights the dilemma writers face publishing in a country now hungry for western works, reports Dinah Gardner
Index on Censorship arrived at the Big Bookend Festival in Leeds to discuss whether it is acceptable for governments and others to withhold information from the public during a conflict
Join Index on Censorship Magazine at Leeds Big Bookend Festival to debate whether it is acceptable for governments and others to withhold information from the public during a conflict or war.