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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
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
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
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
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
This month, Draw the Line will be exploring whether arts or journalism can ever be considered terrorism. Farah Wael writes.
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
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
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
Index on Censorship condemns the sentencing of three Al Jazeera journalists in Egypt to seven years each in prison.
On World Refugee Day, Index on Censorship meets Munzalak – a new Cairo-based initiative looking to empower refugees through journalism. Tom Rollins reports.