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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: Is it ever better to censor than to cause offence?

Recap report: Is it ever better to censor than to cause offence?

Index on Censorship and the Bush Theatre organised a debate as a part of the RADAR Festival, to explore the rights of the artist to free expression and to examine the role of arts institutions in defending and promoting free expression

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13 Nov: Is it ever better to censor than to cause offence?

13 Nov: Is it ever better to censor than to cause offence?

Join Index as part of RADAR Festival at the Bush Theatre in London to explore the rights of the artist to free expression
Jaspreet Singh: Ghosts of 1984

Jaspreet Singh: Ghosts of 1984

The novelist shares his memories of the aftermath of the assassination of then Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and its devastating impact on the country's Sikh citizens
Royal Albert Hall and Latvian music festival drawn into Russian culture war

Royal Albert Hall and Latvian music festival drawn into Russian culture war

At first glance, Latvia’s New Wave music festival and the iconic London concert hall might seem to have little in common. But both have recently been embroiled in the fallout from the crisis in Ukraine, James Montague reports
Life is getting harder for objective journalists in Turkey, says cartoonist sued by Erdogan

Life is getting harder for objective journalists in Turkey, says cartoonist sued by Erdogan

Musa Kart faced nine year behind bars over a caricature of the Turkish president