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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

Downloading evil

Downloading evil

Writing for Index on Censorship magazine in 2007, the late Stan Cohen argued that child pornography and jihadi violence were testing the limits of tolerance

What future for free speech in the new Egypt?

What future for free speech in the new Egypt?

Egypt closed 2012 with a new constitution and opened this year with growing discontent with President Mohamed Morsi. Ashraf Khalil reflects on a tumultuous year, and looks ahead to an uncertain future

High threshold set for social media prosecutions

High threshold set for social media prosecutions

Guidelines issued today on when criminal charges should be brought against people posting offensive or abusive comments on social media sites could boost free speech Plus: Read the guidelines here Index Press Release: Social media guidelines recognise there is no right not to be offended

UAE blogger and activist beaten

Prominent UAE blogger Ahmed Mansoor says that he was beaten by an unidentified man on 17 September. Mansoor was attacked as he was approaching his car at Ajman University of Science and Technology, where he studies law. The attacker knocked Mansoor to the ground and began punching him, but ran

Bahraini activist acquitted of Twitter charges but remains in prison

Prominent Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab was today acquitted of insulting the Sunni citizens of the island of Muharraq on Twitter. Rajab was sentenced to three months in prison on 9 July for his remarks on the site. However, the activist remains in jail after being sentenced to three

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