Politics & Society
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.
Let’s not block out calls for censorship. But perhaps we can turn the tables on the cries of the censors, smile politely and continue about our grown-up business
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's penchant for using social media to address the public directly has apparently caused a rift with India's mainstream press. Mahima Kaul reports
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
With smartphones, cheap recording equipment, and free access to social media and blogging platforms, journalism has fallen into the hands of the many. This is a good thing. But one question does arise: if we are all journalists now, what happens to the privileges journalists used to claim?
Bulgarian journalists covering the financial beat can breathe freely as the most controversial parts of the so-called "bank censorship" amendment to the Criminal Code have been removed by the legal committee of the National Assembly. Zoltan Sipos reports