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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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Lebanon: Censorship Bureau approves critical play

Lebanon: Censorship Bureau approves critical play

Censorship body gives green light to latest play from Index award nominee Lucien Bourjeily, despite being featured heavily in the work

LEADING STORIES

Padraig Reidy: Collective outrage and imagined slights

Padraig Reidy: Collective outrage and imagined slights

Padraig Reidy explores when writers are attacked for using their imaginations.
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
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.