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Padraig Reidy: Ilham Aliyev’s nonexistent connection with reality

Padraig Reidy: Ilham Aliyev’s nonexistent connection with reality

In an authoritarian society, with power utterly concentrated to the leader and his cadre, there is no such thing as an isolated failure. As a result, every aspect of life must be spun.

Expose crony capitalism and be censored in India

Expose crony capitalism and be censored in India

A book detailing the allegedly shady dealing behind a gas contract has been targeted by the companies involved in the latest example of censorship in India, writes Saurav Datta.

New law could force Ugandans to love their country

New law could force Ugandans to love their country

The soon to be tabled Patriotism Bill would require every Ugandan to, among other things, support all government development programs and defend national property. Edward Ronald Sekyewa reports

Drawing the Line: “promoting” same-sex relationships?

Drawing the Line: “promoting” same-sex relationships?

Homosexuality and LGBT rights have has been making headlines. Index hosted a Google Hangout to debate young people's views on same-sex relationships

The EU and free expression: Human rights dialogues

The EU and free expression: Human rights dialogues

To promote freedom of expression and other human rights, the EU has 30 ongoing human rights dialogues with supranational bodies, but also large economic powers such as China.

The EU and freedom of expression in the world

The EU and freedom of expression in the world

Collectively, the European Union of 28 member states has an important role to play in the promotion of freedom of expression in the world.

India: Digital freedom under threat? Conclusion

This paper has shown that despite its lively democracy, strong tradition of press freedom and political debates, India is in many ways struggling to find the right balance between freedom of expression online and other concerns such as security.

India: Digital freedom under threat? India’s role in global internet debates

India: Digital freedom under threat? India’s role in global internet debates

International summits and fora over the next two years will be critical in determining the internet’s future.

India: Digital freedom under threat? Access: Obstacles and opportunities

India: Digital freedom under threat? Access: Obstacles and opportunities

Key concerns in assessing online freedom of expression in India are the barriers to accessing the internet itself.

India: Digital freedom under threat? Surveillance, privacy and government’s access to individuals’ online data

India: Digital freedom under threat? Surveillance, privacy and government’s access to individuals’ online data

Recent revelations in the Hindu have raised concerns over the extraordinary extent of domestic surveillance online, without any legal and procedural framework to protect privacy.

India: Digital freedom under threat? Criminalisation of online speech

India: Digital freedom under threat? Criminalisation of online speech

The criminalisation of online speech in India is of concern as the authorities have prosecuted legitimate political comment online and personal views expressed on social media.

India: Digital freedom under threat? Online censorship

India: Digital freedom under threat? Online censorship

Since 2003, the institutional structure of internet censorship and filtering has centred on the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (ICERT), a department of the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology that serves as a nodal agency for accepting and reviewing requests from a designated pool of government officials to block

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