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#IndexDrawtheLine: How can we balance religious freedom and religious extremism?

#IndexDrawtheLine: How can we balance religious freedom and religious extremism?

Religious freedom and religious radicalism which leads to extremism has become an increasingly difficult balancing act in the digital age where presenting religious superiority through fear and “terror” is possible both locally and internationally at internet speeds. The ongoing series of beheading videos released by the Islamic State and the showcase of kidnapped

Padraig Reidy: Dismiss Lady Apostle’s ludicrous lawsuit

Padraig Reidy: Dismiss Lady Apostle’s ludicrous lawsuit

The English High Court should dismiss a ludicrous lawsuit against the British Humanist Association.

Group of death: The worst World Cup countries for free expression

Group of death: The worst World Cup countries for free expression

Index has looked at the countries taking part in arguably the biggest show on earth, and put together our own group of death -- the freedom of expression edition

Nigeria: Journalists targeted in “war on terror”

Nigeria: Journalists targeted in “war on terror”

Nigeria's security agents have abused the pretext of their own “war on terror” to threaten, harass, arrest, detain, and seize the equipment of local reporters. Alastair Sloan reports

Rommy Mom: Nigeria’s gay marriage law is misleading and harmful

Rommy Mom: Nigeria’s gay marriage law is misleading and harmful

One of Nigeria's top human rights lawyers spoke to Index on Censorship about the country's recent anti-gay law and how its wording has resulted in an increase in hate crime against the LGBT community

Boko Haram: “If it can happen in Nigeria, it can happen here in Pakistan”

Boko Haram: “If it can happen in Nigeria, it can happen here in Pakistan”

More than three weeks after the abduction of over 200 schoolgirls from the northern Nigerian town of Chibok by Boko Haram (BH), an Islamist militant group, the world is finally awake to the tragedy. Zofeen Ebrahim reports

Naming and shaming: 8 countries egregiously violating religious freedom

Naming and shaming: 8 countries egregiously violating religious freedom

The U.S. State Department names and shames eight “Countries of Particular Concern” that severely violate religious freedom rights within their borders. Now an independent watchdog is naming and shaming the State Department, saying its list should be doubled. Brian Pellot reports

Index Freedom of Expression Awards: Advocacy nominee Rommy Mom

Index Freedom of Expression Awards: Advocacy nominee Rommy Mom

Rommy Mom is Nigeria’s David fighting the Goliath of a dysfunctional government. Taylor Walker reports on his nomination in the advocacy category in the 2014 Index Freedom of Expression Awards.

The beast of fanaticism

The beast of fanaticism

Legendary Nigerian novelist Chinua Achebe died yesterday aged 82. In 1981, he addressed a writers' conference at the University of Nigeria in Nsukka. Index on Censorship published this extraordinary speech the same year

Index Index – international free speech round up 15/02/13

Index Index – international free speech round up 15/02/13

Index Index - international free speech round up 15/02/13

Offices of Nigerian dailies bombed

The offices of daily newspapers in the Nigerian cities of Abuja and Kaduna were bombed on 26 April. In a statement issued yesterday, Nigeria’s State Security Services said that a total of five persons were killed in the blasts, including the suicide bomber responsible for the bombing in Abuja. The attacks

Nigeria: Gunmen kill cameraman

A cameraman has been shot and killed at the home of a couple whose wedding he was filming in Nigeria. Chuks Ogu, who had worked for privately-owned Independent Television, was shot on Saturday (14 April) when gunmen, believed to be hired assassins, stormed into the house of the newly-weds and opened fire. The motive

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