In 2002, the well-known Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya, was living in Vienna. She had been sent there for her own safety by Dmitry Muratov, editor-in-chief of her newspaper Novaya Gazeta, after she received threats from high-ranking officials over her reports from Chechnya and her criticism of Vladimir Putin’s regime. Her life remained under threat and she was largely confined to her home.
Index joins with over a hundred other human rights groups call for immediate release of Freedom of Expression Award-winning Nabeel Rajab after UN group calls his detention arbitrary and discriminatory.
Take Action Tomorrow, 1 September is Nabeel's 54th birthday. Tweet or Facebook your greetings with #FreeNabeel
Bahraini activist Ali Mushaima was hospitalised after completing one month of his hunger strike outside the Bahrain Embassy in London to protest the inhumane treatment of his 70-year-old father, political prisoner Hassan Mushaima, while serving a life sentence in Bahrain. Mushaima was taken to St Thomas’ Hospital in Westminster by ambulance Thursday afternoon.
Take Action Tweet or Facebook your support to @AMushaima
We're looking for free expression champions. Winners of the Freedom of Expression Awards Fellowship receive 12 months of capacity building, coaching and strategic support. Through the fellowships, Index seeks to maximise the impact and sustainability of voices at the forefront of pushing back censorship worldwide.
Who has power over you and what do you want to say to them?
Speaking truth to power has its origins in the anti-war movement, and is now widely accepted to mean saying something to those in authority or position of trust who don’t want to hear it. Is it to your parents, a sibling, politician, lover, landlord, religious leader, boss, banker or simply your best friend? It’s time to tell them the truth before it’s too late.
When: Monday 15 October, 7.30pm
Where: The Arts Centre, Edge Hill University, St Helens Road, Ormskirk, Lancashire, L39 4QP
Tickets: Free. Registration Required.
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