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Freedom of expression in the digital world is increasingly under threat, from firewalls and takedown orders to filtering and surveillance

TOP STORY

Hungarians take to the streets to protest “internet tax”

Hungarians take to the streets to protest “internet tax”

Barring a u-turn from the Hungarian government, demonstrators will return to the streets of Budapest this afternoon to oppose Prime Minster Viktor Orban’s plans to tax the internet

LEADING STORIES

Stricter and subtler: how China has ramped up instant messaging censorship

Stricter and subtler: how China has ramped up instant messaging censorship

The chat application LINE has strengthened its censorship methods in mainland China by targeting phrases and word combinations.
From drones to floating smartphones: how technology is helping African journalists investigate

From drones to floating smartphones: how technology is helping African journalists investigate

Data journalist Raymond Joseph reports on how low-cost technology is helping African newsrooms get hold of information that they couldn't previously track
Bahrain: Rights activist jailed over tweet is denied bail

Bahrain: Rights activist jailed over tweet is denied bail

The trial of Index award winner Nabeel Rajab has been adjourned until 29 November
Index calls on UK to speak out against Bahraini human rights abuses after Rajab arrest

Index calls on UK to speak out against Bahraini human rights abuses after Rajab arrest

Index award winner Nabeel Rajab has been detained for seven days while being investigated for claims that he offended the Ministry of Interior over Twitter