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Analysing challenges to freedom of expression in democratic societies, including restrictive laws, self-censorship, web surveillance, media regulation, national security and public order arguments to limit free speech.

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Serbian prime minister grilled on press freedom at London event

Serbian prime minister grilled on press freedom at London event

Controversy surrounded Aleksandar Vucic’s Monday night lecture at the London School of Economics

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The future of journalism: “the world is going to be less informed”

There was a lively debate about whether future journalism will make the public more informed at the launch of the latest Index on Censorship magazine at the Frontline Club

Bahrain: Maryam Al-Khawaja urges UK to speak out on human rights violations

Russia: Justice Ministry seeks to disband Kremlin-critical human rights group

Russia: Justice Ministry seeks to disband Kremlin-critical human rights group

The ministry has filed a lawsuit with the Supreme Court to close the International Memorial Society, Jennifer Janiak reports
Azerbaijan: Protesters demand end to repression

Azerbaijan: Protesters demand end to repression

Powerful pictures show thousands gathering in Baku as crackdown on government critics continues