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Shout Art Loud: A “living report” on art and sexual violence in Egypt

Shout Art Loud: A “living report” on art and sexual violence in Egypt

Graffiti artists, cartoonists, dancers and actors are fighting back against rising levels of violence and sexism in the streets of Cairo, according to a new documentary from Index.

Balkans home to nearly half of media freedom violations

Balkans home to nearly half of media freedom violations

Over 170 cases have been submitted on a new media freedom crowdsourcing platform since its launch in May, while about half of the mapped cases of censorship and violations that spread in all 28 EU member states and candidate countries occurred in southern and southeast Europe. Mediafreedom.ushahidi.com is a website that

Index calls on Morocco to release rapper El Haqed

Index calls on Morocco to release rapper El Haqed

In an Open Letter to the Moroccan Minister of Justice and Liberties El Mustapha Ramid, 11 organisations committed to the defence of the rights to freedom of expression, culture and the arts have condemned the four-month sentence served against Mouad Belghouate.

Right to be forgotten: “A blunt instrument ruling that opens the door for widespread censorship”

Commenting on the recent articles removed from search engines by Google, Jodie Ginsberg, CEO of Index on Censorship, said: “As Index on Censorship warned when the ruling was delivered last month the ‘right to be forgotten’ is a blunt instrument ruling that opens the door for widespread censorship and the

Index calls on Brazil to take the lead in digital rights

Index calls on Brazil to take the lead in digital rights

Ahead of the World Cup, Index on Censorship’s new policy paper Brazil: A new global internet referee? explores the challenges and threats to online freedom of expression in the country.

Index announces new CEO

A NEW CHAMPION FOR FREE EXPRESSION Index announces new CEO Index on Censorship, the organization that advocates for freedom of expression and against censorship throughout the world, is delighted to announce the appointment of our new Chief Executive Officer, Jodie Ginsberg. Jodie, who takes up her post next month (mid-May),

CEO Kirsty Hughes to leave Index on Censorship

After two years at the helm of Index on Censorship, Chief Executive Kirsty Hughes will be leaving the leading international freedom of expression organisation in mid-April to pursue new projects and writing in the international and European politics arena. Hughes joined Index in April 2012 taking its international editorial and

Egyptian authorities must stop their attacks on media freedom

PDF: Arabic Version Leading international media freedom and human rights organisations call on the EU and US to demand Egypt’s authorities drop charges against Al-Jazeera journalists and release those under arrest Article 19, the Committee to Protect Journalists, Index on Censorship and Reporters Without Borders today said the Egyptian authorities

Davos must address secret mass surveillance scandal

Leading free speech and privacy organisations call on the world’s elite assembled at Davos to tackle the challenge of global mass surveillance of electronic communications. ARTICLE 19, English PEN, Index on Censorship and Open Rights Group are urging global leaders to discuss how states ensure security measures do not undermine

Index awarded prestigious Kesten prize

Index awarded prestigious Kesten prize

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

Free speech groups, celebrities and citizens demand EU ends mass surveillance

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,

Q&A: Mass surveillance and what it means to you

Q&A: Mass surveillance and what it means to you

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

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