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Padraig Reidy: Football banter will always need its edge

Padraig Reidy: Football banter will always need its edge

Football banter (or, in modern usage, “bants” or even “#bantz”), can range from the strange to the self-deprecating to the plain awful, but it will always need its edge.

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

University: A safe place for safe ideas

University: A safe place for safe ideas

There is a strong attitude across university campuses that censorship is a good tool for the benefit of a multicultural and inclusive society, that respects the values of all its members, freeing them from being exposed to anything they may find "harmful", Christopher Beckett writes

The Palestinian Authority is worse than Hamas for free speech, activist claims

The Palestinian Authority is worse than Hamas for free speech, activist claims

Head of human rights group says situation for free speech in West Bank worse than Gaza. Daniella Peled reports

Canada: Legislation limits free speech for journalists

Canada: Legislation limits free speech for journalists

Canadian journalists will face fines for commenting on the striking action of trade unionists under new legislation passed in Alberta.

Saudi blogger held for “blasphemy” released after almost two years in jail

Saudi blogger held for “blasphemy” released after almost two years in jail

Hamza Kashgari was detained for 625 days for tweeting a mock conversation between himself and the prophet Mohammed. Milana Knezevic reports

Azerbaijan locks up journalists as it prepares for “election”

Azerbaijan locks up journalists as it prepares for “election”

In the run-up to next week’s presidential elections, Index on Censorship travelled to Baku to meet journalists, human rights defenders, political activists, and citizens. Melody Patry reports

Wie geht’s, Deutschland?

Wie geht’s, Deutschland?

As Germany votes, what are the country's big free expression issues? Index on Censorship investigates

From Assange to Murdoch: Australia’s free speech landscape

From Assange to Murdoch: Australia’s free speech landscape

As Australians go to the polls, how does their country shape up on free expression? Helen Clark reports

Rapper Weld El 15 walks free

Rapper Weld El 15 walks free

Tunisian rapper Weld El 15 (real name Alaa Yaacoubi) walked free from Tunis's Court of Appeal today after his jail sentence for "insulting" police was reduced from two years to a six month suspended sentence, Padraig Reidy writes

The Queen’s speech and free speech

The Queen’s speech and free speech

Padraig Reidy: The Queen's speech and free speech

Google asks DC to explore free speech in digital age

Google asks DC to explore free speech in digital age

Google's Big Tent pitched up in Washington, DC, last Friday to challenge and debate the place of free expression in the digital age. Brian Pellot reports.

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