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

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Padraig Reidy: Belarus’ dictator cannot bear the egalitarianism of the ice bucket challenge

Padraig Reidy: Belarus’ dictator cannot bear the egalitarianism of the ice bucket challenge

Funny doesn’t work for dictatorships because funny usually involves humanity and vulnerability. This is the appeal of the viral video challenge.

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Nominate a free speech location for FREE access to the Index on Censorship magazine app

Nominate a free speech location for FREE access to the Index on Censorship magazine app

We want to offer free access to Index on Censorship magazine’s ipad or iphone app from a symbolic place that represents freedom or censorship anywhere around the world – and we are calling on you to nominate your choice.
Iran: Rouhani’s insistence on faster internet has staying power

Iran: Rouhani’s insistence on faster internet has staying power

While previous moves toward more openness in Iran have faltered, President Rouhani's call for faster connection speeds for internet users has carved out common ground with the country's supreme leader. Azadeh Moaveni writes
Banning us from watching this video of a criminal act is a step too far

Banning us from watching this video of a criminal act is a step too far

There is a difference between individuals exercising their right not to view or share a video, and companies such as Twitter -- or indeed the police force -- denying people the right to view it, writes Index CEO Jodie Ginsberg
Why we’re boycotting the Internet Governance Forum

Why we’re boycotting the Internet Governance Forum

Yaman Akdeniz and Kerem Altiparmak, two renowned Turkish internet rights advocates, are boycotting the internet governance conference which this year takes place in Istanbul