Ruth Smeeth (The Political Party podcast)
Ruth Smeeth, CEO of Index on Censorship, speaks to Matt Forde on his podcast The Political Party about the history of Index, how her experiences will inform her leadership of the organisation, and why its work is so vital
24 Jun 20

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Newly appointed CEO of Index on Censorship Ruth Smeeth talks to host of The Political Podcast Matt Forde about the history of Index on Censorship as we approach our 50th anniversary, how her experiences as Labour MP led her to Index, and the importance of free speech in today’s society.

“This was originally set up for writers and scholars as a place that they could be heard and that other people could celebrate them.”

“The experiences of the last five years [as an MP] made me a different person, it made me genuinely cherish the free press because that meant there was a platform to counter the conspiracy.”

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