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How to spot the difference between a terrorist and a journalist

How to spot the difference between a terrorist and a journalist

It can be tough telling innocent hacks from violent insurrectionaries. Index on Censorship is here to help

Terrorising Journalism

Terrorising Journalism

The detention of David Miranda sets a dangerous precedent, says Dan Hyde

Watch: David Miranda lawyer says case is of concern for journalists worldwide

Can we change how we talk about the web?

Can we change how we talk about the web?

If we want the web to be a positive place for young people, we need to start talking about the positive things that happen there, says Padraig Reidy

Index responds to Theresa May comments

Index responds to Theresa May comments

Theresa May's comments on the Andrew Marr Show have lead to a round of speculation around the actions that the Home Secretary will take in the wake of Woolwich, especially in regard to the shelved Communications Data Bill.

Syrian free speech advocates facing terror charges

Syrian free speech advocates facing terror charges

Members of the Syrian Centre for Media and Freedom of Expression are currently facing terror charges for their work fighting censorship. Sara Yasin reports

Downloading evil

Downloading evil

Writing for Index on Censorship magazine in 2007, the late Stan Cohen argued that child pornography and jihadi violence were testing the limits of tolerance

Ethiopia pardons jailed Swedish journalists

Ethiopia has pardoned two Swedish journalists charged with supporting terrorism and will release them soon, a government source said on Monday. Johan Persson and Martin Schibbye were sentenced to 11 years in prison in October 2011, after illegally entering the country with ethnic  rebel group, the Ogaden National Liberation Front.

Ethiopia: Eskinder Nega sentenced to 18 years in prison

Ethiopia: Eskinder Nega sentenced to 18 years in prison

Prominent Ethiopian journalist Eskinder Nega was today sentenced to 18 years in prison for violating anti-terrorism laws. He and 23 other activists and writers were convicted last month, and accused of links with US-based opposition group Ginbot Seven, which Ethiopia considers a terrorist organisation. Last September Eskinder was arrested after publishing an article

Burundi: Prosecutor requests life imprisonment for journalist charged with terrorism

A prosecutor in Burundi has requested a life sentence for a journalist facing charges of terrorism. Radio journalist Hassan Ruvakuki was arrested on 28 November 2011 after interviewing an alleged member of a rebel group based in Tanzania. The journalist and 22 others are charged with “participating in acts of terrorism”. Many of

Charlie Hebdo attack: No more excuses

Charlie Hebdo attack: No more excuses

The smoke had barely cleared from the burned-out office of Charlie Hebdo magazine - firebombed for publishing cartoons of Mohammed - when TIME magazine's Bruce Crumley chose to criticise the satirists before the terrorist. James Kirchick denounces a too-familiar tendancy Plus: Sara Yasin and Myriam Francois-Cerrah on France, Charlie Hebdo

Ethiopia: Zenawi calls jailed Swedish journalists terrorists

Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zanawi publicly accused two imprisoned Swedish journalists of being terrorists on Monday. In an interview with Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten, Zenawi said Johan Persson and Martin Schibbye, of Sweden-based photo agency Kontinent, were accomplices to terrorists. “They are, at the very least, messenger boys of a terrorist organisation. They are

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