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Religion & Culture

Examining how religious and cultural beliefs can create challenges for free speech which can lead to direct or self censorship. These challenges include responding to hate speech and intimidation as well as defending comments or artistic work that cause offence.

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Recap Report: Wales as a centre of artistic freedom

ArtFreedomWales launched on Friday with the first online conversation about artistic freedom of expression in Wales.

LEADING STORIES

Padraig Reidy: When truth is stranger than fiction

Padraig Reidy: When truth is stranger than fiction

Three years ago this week, David Cameron announced that a public inquiry into phone hacking would be set up, under the guidance of Lord Justice Leveson. It may be difficult to imagine now, but this was generally seen as a positive step.
Brazil’s banned biographies: When public figures want to control the message

Brazil’s banned biographies: When public figures want to control the message

With the World Cup in the rear view mirror, our contributor Simone Marques, explores the battle over censorship of unauthorised biographies and the last minute amendment that could cause more trouble for free expression in Brazil.
In memory of Nadine Gordimer

In memory of Nadine Gordimer

Index remembers the Nobel and Booker Prize winning author, activist and long-time Index supporter
After the Wall: Index magazine launch at the Goethe Institut

After the Wall: Index magazine launch at the Goethe Institut

It was a full house at the Goethe Institut in west London on Thursday night as Index magazine launched its latest issue with a debate on freedom in Europe, 25 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Did things turned out as we expected?