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Index calls on UK to speak out against Bahraini human rights abuses after Rajab arrest

Index calls on UK to speak out against Bahraini human rights abuses after Rajab arrest

Index award winner Nabeel Rajab has been detained for seven days while being investigated for claims that he offended the Ministry of Interior over Twitter

Driving debate underground is not the answer to extremism

British Home Secretary Theresa May has proposed new laws that would ban extremists from TV and impose stricter controls on what can be said on the internet, in a speech at the annual Conservative Party conference. Index on Censorship is disturbed at these plans and their potential for stifling legitimate

Padraig Reidy: Creeps with cameras and the first amendment

Padraig Reidy: Creeps with cameras and the first amendment

More often than not, the United States' first amendment forces some real thought and analysis to take place in public life, writes Padraig Reidy.

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

Turkey: Presidential election shines spotlight on free speech challenges

Turkey: Presidential election shines spotlight on free speech challenges

Concerns about media and internet freedom as Erdogan looks set to make the switch from prime minister to president

Recap report: Draw the Line — play on or red card?

Recap report: Draw the Line — play on or red card?

Index hosted the first of our Draw the Line events on Monday, as ten young adults met to discuss issues surrounding the free expression records of the countries participating in the World Cup

Meltem Arikan: Creating life with the tools of death

Meltem Arikan: Creating life with the tools of death

Creating life with the tools of death, in the middle of a war, in a place where everyday children, women and men of all ages are being killed mercilessly.

EU and free expression: Threats against the media and journalists

EU and free expression: Threats against the media and journalists

The main threats to media freedom and the work of journalists are from political pressure or pressure exerted by the police, to non-legal means, such as violence and impunity.

The EU’s commitments to free expression: Libel and privacy

The EU’s commitments to free expression: Libel and privacy

The law of libel, privacy and national "insult" laws vary across the European Union. In a number of member states, criminal sanctions are still in place and public interest defences are inadequate, curtailing freedom of expression.

Free expression in the news

Index on Censorship: Free expression in the news

World Intellectual Property Day: Copyright and creativity in a digital world

World Intellectual Property Day: Copyright and creativity in a digital world

Brian Pellot: Copyright and creativity in a digital world

Belarus: Pulling the plug

Belarus: Pulling the plug

Europe's last dictatorship plans even tighter controls over citizens' access to the digital world, Index shows in a new report Read the report in full here Press Release: Internet explosion backfires for Europe’s last dictator

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