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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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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

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Exploring ​artistic freedom in Wales and beyond

Exploring ​artistic freedom in Wales and beyond

Index on Censorship has been​ exploring artistic freedom of expression and contemporary forms of censorship in the ​UK. Who or what controls what is sayable in the arts? W​ho has a voice in the arts? Do the answers vary as we move around the different ​member ​nations of the UK​?
Podcast: Neil Gaiman and Martin Rowson on censorship

Podcast: Neil Gaiman and Martin Rowson on censorship

In the next issue of Index on Censorship magazine, fantasy writer Neil Gaiman is interviewed by political cartoonist Martin Rowson about censorship, offence and how graphic novels stir controversy. Listen to the conversation here
Recap report: ArtFreedomWales free speech hearing

Recap report: ArtFreedomWales free speech hearing

On 27 November Index on Censorship hosted a free speech hearing at the Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff to ask the question: is Wales enjoying its right to artistic freedom of expression?
Cyprus: Police confiscate photos of Greek trans activist

Cyprus: Police confiscate photos of Greek trans activist

The chairman of the NGO that organised the exhibition was charged with exhibiting obscene material in a public space. Christina Vasilaki reports