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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.

TOP STORY

The information war between Russia and Ukraine

The information war between Russia and Ukraine

In the Winter 2014 issue of Index on Censorship magazine, Andrei Aliaksandrau investigates the new information war as he travels across Ukraine

LEADING STORIES

Padraig Reidy: The paranoid style in Turkish politics

Padraig Reidy: The paranoid style in Turkish politics

What’s wrong with Turkey? Or, more to the point what is wrong with Turkey’s president that makes him so determined to fight, like a two a.m. drunk vowing to take on all comers?

Şanar Yurdatapan: “The censorship and oppression on culture and arts is still going on”

Winner of the 2002 Index award for Circumvention of Censorship, Şanar Yurdatapan talks to Index about artistic censorship
Turkey: Government detains journalists

Turkey: Government detains journalists

On Sunday, December 14, at least 27 people were detained by Turkish police, including journalists, producers and directors of TV shows and police officers. Arrest warrants were issued for at least 31.
Padraig Reidy: In defence of Mario Balotelli

Padraig Reidy: In defence of Mario Balotelli

Human beings are complicated, and a zero-tolerance approach to words and meanings is unlikely to work on us