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Index on Censorship was in Darmstadt, Germany, last week to receive the prestigious Hermann Kesten literary prize from German PEN. The prize is given in honour of Hermann Kesten, the German novelist, who left Germany for Paris in 1933. From Paris, Kesten helped exiled and banned writers get published. Previous
Nearly 40 free speech groups from across the world are calling on the European Union to take a stand against mass surveillance by the US and other governments. The groups have joined a petition organised by Index on Censorship, which has already been signed by over 3,000 people. Celebrities, artists,
What is actually happening? Following initial revelations in The Guardian by whistleblower Edward Snowden, reports by international media organisations, including the New York Times and Washington Post, have revealed that the US, UK and other countries’ governments have been carrying out mass surveillance of both meta data and content by
Stephen Fry, Bianca Jagger and Anish Kapoor sign Index on Censorship petition to end mass surveillance by the NSA, GCHQ and other governments. Celebrities, artists, activists and politicians have signed an Index on Censorship petition calling for Europe’s leaders to oppose mass surveillance by the US, UK and other governments,
Index on Censorship has been awarded the 2013 Hermann Kesten Prize by the PEN Center Germany. The award was given in recognition of Index’s work fighting censorship around the world. In particular, the jury acknowledged Indexs lack of political bias during its 40 year history. Originally created to publish the
Index on Censorship calls on the UK government to clarify the extent and legality of the alleged surveillance by GCHQ.
Index on Censorship and partner organizations have strongly condemned moves by Azerbaijan's government on Tuesday to criminalise online slander and abuse in the run-up to the country's October Presidential election.
"Two-thirds block on any changes to the royal charter could be abused in the future...today’s emerging consensus shows that the parties can come together in both houses to agree on press regulation."