Last chance to nominate: Freedom of Expression Awards 2012
We bring you the biggest stories in free expression. It's your turn to tell us who stands out. It's the last chance to nominate for the Index Free Expression Awards 2012
20 Jan 12


Nominations for the 12th annual Index Freedom of Expression Awards close tomorrow. The awards, taking place on 28 March 2012, will honour those who, often at great personal risk, have given voice to issues and stories from around the globe that would otherwise have passed unnoticed.

The awards recognise:
• High quality work that promotes and defends free expression
• Work that took place or was created during 2011 and reflects current issues

Index on Censorship 40th Anniversary award

A special award in celebration of our 40th anniversary, recognising an organisation or individual who has done outstanding work in defence of free expression

Journalism award

This award recognises journalism of dogged determination and bravery

Innovation award

This award recognises the use of computer or internet technology to foster debate, argument or dissent. Nominations can also include those who enhance online freedom through the use of new technologies

Arts award

Recognising visual and creative arts that support or promote freedom of expression, or artists facing censorship for their work

Advocacy award

Awarded to campaigners who have fought repression, or have struggled to change political climates and perceptions

Send your nominations to awards[at] or post them in the comment section below by Wednesday 25th January 2012.