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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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Hungary: Rapper and NGOs targeted by state crackdown

Hungary: Rapper and NGOs targeted by state crackdown

Hungarians working with "foreign intelligence" have been labelled "traitors" by the deputy prime minister. The comment follows a spate of cases of government censorship and intimidation over the past year. Aimee Hamilton reports

LEADING STORIES

Padraig Reidy: Creeps with cameras and the first amendment

Padraig Reidy: Creeps with cameras and the first amendment

More often than not, the United States' first amendment forces some real thought and analysis to take place in public life, writes Padraig Reidy.
Julia Farrington: The Barbican, Exhibit B and “progress zero”

Julia Farrington: The Barbican, Exhibit B and “progress zero”

Index on Censorship's associate arts producer explores the issues around the Barbican's presentation of Exhibit B, a work by Brett Bailey.
Eleven free speech controversies at American universities

Eleven free speech controversies at American universities

A Yale student group's choice to host writer Ayaan Hirsi Ali was met with widespread protest. This is not the only recent example of a free expression dispute at a US campus. Dave Coscia writes
Meltem Arikan: Aren’t women’s voices equivalent to muteness in Turkey?

Meltem Arikan: Aren’t women’s voices equivalent to muteness in Turkey?

In a new poem written for Index on Censorship, Turkish playwright and author Meltem Arikan explores the status of women in Turkey.