FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION AWARDS 2013

Index on Censorship’s Freedom of Expression Awards exist to celebrate individuals or groups who have had a significant impact fighting censorship anywhere in the world.

 

  • Awards were offered in four categories: Arts, Campaigning, Digital Activism and Journalism
  • Winners were honoured at a gala celebration in London at the Inner Temple

WINNERS

Malala Yousafzai
Advocacy Award
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Kostas Vaxevanis
Journalism Award
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Bassel Khartabil
Digital Activism Award
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Zanele Muholi
Arts Award
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JUDGING

Criteria – Anyone involved in tackling free expression threats – either through journalism, campaigning, the arts or using digital techniques – is eligible for nomination.

Any individual, group or NGO can nominate or self-nominate. There is no cost to apply.

Judges look for courage, creativity and resilience. We shortlist on the basis of those who are deemed to be making the greatest impact in tackling censorship in their chosen area, with a particular focus on topics that are little covered or tackled by others.

Nominees must have had a recognisable impact in the past 12 months.

Where a judge comes from a nominee’s country, or where there is any other potential conflict of interest, the judge will abstain from voting in that category.

Panel – Each year Index recruits an independent panel of judges – leading world voices with diverse expertise across campaigning, journalism, the arts and human rights.

The judges for 2013 were:

Maya Wolfe-Robinson
Commissioning editor, The Guardian
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Sandy Nairne
Director, National Portrait Gallery
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Ziyad Marar
Global publishing director, Sage Publications
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Felix Tréguer
Co-founding member, La Quadrature du Net
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GALLERY