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As part of Index on Censorship’s work on art and offence, Index has published a series of law packs intended to address questions about legal limits related to free expression and the arts.

The golfing phrase “OB markers” has a special meaning in Singapore. Short-hand for what is “out-of-bound,” it lays out, informally, the limits of what can be said, and if you’ve lived long enough in Singapore, you are supposed to know what those markers are, and where they are.

Leyla Yunus' arrest on 30 July 2014 marked the beginning of an unprecedented crackdown on the country's civil society. In the days after her detention, her husband, Arif, and other human rights activists and journalists were also detained. Get the full story on how Azerbaijan's government curtails free expression.

Leyla Yunus (Photo: HRW)

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Campaigns and statements

Anniversary of human rights defender’s arrest marks year of unprecedented repression in Azerbaijan

Anniversary of human rights defender’s arrest marks year of unprecedented repression in Azerbaijan

The Sport for Rights Coalition calls on the international community to immediately and publicly condemn the government of Azerbaijan's actions and take concrete steps to support Azerbaijani civil society.

Events

27 Aug: The Revolution Will Be Televised & Zambezi News

27 Aug: The Revolution Will Be Televised & Zambezi News

The Bafta-winning duo Heydon Prowse and Joylon Rubenstein, of BBC3’s comedy series The Revolution Will Be Televised are joining their award-winning Zimbabwean counterparts Zambezi News for a very special one-off show at The Comedy Café Theatre, London.

From the magazine

Comedy is everywhere

Comedy is everywhere

From the Index on Censorship magazine archive, November 1977, banned novelist, playwright, and short story writer Milan Kundera writes on committed literature, the death of the novel, the nature of comedy, and more 

Current issue: Fired, threatened, imprisoned

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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