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Why was Homegrown axed?

A letter published in The Times asks why a production involving young people was cancelled

• A troubling moment for British theatre and freedom of expression
• Fear that government policy in response to extremism may be creating a culture of caution in the arts
• Deeply concerned by reports that the theatre company may have been put under external pressure
Read the full letter

Promotional image from National Youth Theatre's now cancelled production of Homegrown (Photo: Helen Maybanks / National Youth Theatre)

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This reading list groups together a collection of works by and about Nigerian activist Ken Saro-Wiwa.

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Summer 2015: Fired, threatened, imprisoned

What is the state of academic freedom in 2015? Index on Censorship magazine’s summer issue takes a global vantage point to explore all the current threats – governmental, economic and social – faced by students, teachers and academics. Also in this issue: Sir Harold Evans, AC Grayling, Tom Holland and Xinran present their free-speech heroes.

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