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Social media is being used innovatively to share news and stories by those that have fled from danger, says Jason DaPonte
Censorship, and the degree to which we self-censor, is becoming an increasingly difficult, yet pressing and vitally important, topic of debate amongst an ever-growing international community. Now, in the internet age, it has never been easier to connect and communicate with so many different people from all across the world.
There can be few more insulting coinages than the tedious phrase “moderate Muslim”. What does it mean? Who does it benefit?
Index on Censorship launch our Winter 2015 magazine on a historic day at the British Library
If you said ‘I believe in free expression, but…’ at any point in the past week, then this is for you. If you declared yourself to be ‘Charlie’, but have ever called for an offensive image to be removed from public viewing, then this is for you.
The state of free speech in India remains a cause for concern judging by the rise in recorded attacks on the media and the increasing use of defamation suits -- the most marked trends in 2014.
In September, Index on Censorship magazine launched a social media campaign which invited its readers to nominate a place which was symbolic of either free speech or censorship, with the winning locations being granted free access to the magazine app for one year. Nominations came from all over the world
Ask yourself: would it be better to have a society where people argued against me, or would I prefer a society where the authorities were entitled to decide what I should and should not say?
Catch Index CEO Jodie Ginsberg speaking at BBC Radio 3's Free Thinking Festival 2014
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
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
When the subject of the future of journalism is discussed it often turns to whizzy gadgets but the debate about whether the public ends up being better informed happens less often, says editor Rachael Jolley as she introduces the latest Index on Censorship magazine