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Access challenges to freedom of expression” exist when marginalised groups within a society face barriers (including illiteracy, development, poverty, discrimination) to freedom of expression not faced by the majority of the society.

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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.

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US women’s university struggles to find fair balance on transgender issues

US women’s university struggles to find fair balance on transgender issues

Hollins University currently forbids students from making any legal or biological step toward becoming male. Now it's reconsidering its approach. Cathryn Asip reports
Laos: Crony scheme in control of press and civil society

Laos: Crony scheme in control of press and civil society

People forget, as they rarely do with Vietnam or China, that Laos is still a communist state with complete control over the press and civil society. Helen Clark reports
Is the university gender gap a barrier to free expression?

Is the university gender gap a barrier to free expression?

A lack of visibility of female academics at the University of Bristol – especially in the more scientific faculties – is in stark contrast to the number of undergraduates in the same subjects, Margot Tudor writes
Twitter trolls in India: Sexist abuse as a tool to muzzle women

Twitter trolls in India: Sexist abuse as a tool to muzzle women

The social media experience which came across as a liberating tool for women, was often equated with a living room where one could voice opinions in public sphere. However, of late, a series of incidents have sounded a note of caution against the euphoria around social media, writes Niharika Pandit