Stopping SLAPPs: UK Anti-SLAPP Coalition’s Website Launch

Join us to learn about Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPPs) as the UK Anti-SLAPP Coalition launches its website

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24 May, 2023
}Wednesday, 13:00 to 14:00

Democracy – at death’s door in Modi’s India?

As India becomes the world’s largest nation it should be the world’s largest democracy. But was India ever a real democracy? If it was, how is it being threatened under current leader Narendra Modi? And what does the word democracy even mean?

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03 May, 2023
}Wednesday, 14:00 to 15:00
Online, United Kingdom

SLAPPS: A Threat to Our Freedom of Expression and Our Democracy

Strategic lawsuits against public participation (SLAPPs) are brought by powerful and wealthy entities against public watchdogs in an effort to compel them to withhold or remove critical coverage, even if it is accurate and in the public interest. When SLAPPs successfully drive information out of the public domain, they can make it difficult to hold […]

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23 March, 2023
}Thursday, 09:00 to 18:30
Online, United Kingdom

Banned by Beijing: How can Europe stand up for Uyghurs?

“Not speaking out causes guilt; but speaking out causes fear.” – anonymous Uyghur woman Despite being far outside China’s borders, in a region synonymous with human rights, rule of law, and democracy, many Uyghurs in Europe refrain from publicly expressing concerns for their friends and family in Xinjiang or from sharing their own. To what extent is […]

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10 February, 2023
}Friday, 16:00 to 17:00
Online, United Kingdom

Cause for alarm: Author Zinovy Zinik in conversation with Martin Bright

Pushkin House invites you to a joint celebration of Zinovy Zinik’s collection of short stories No Cause for Alarm (2022) and the winter issue of the Index on Censorship magazine, which features one of his stories. The publication of Zinovy Zinik’s collection of short stories in Russia coincided with the Russian invasion of Ukraine last year. The idea […]

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08 February, 2023
}Wednesday, 19:00 to 20:00
Pushkin House, 5a Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A 2TA, United Kingdom

Crown Confidential: Access to Historical Records about the Royal Family

Are the British Royal Family the real enemies of history? Over the decades they have actively suppressed uncomfortable narratives about themselves. Hundreds of files in the national and royal archives remain inaccessible to the general public, files that many would argue are of public interest. The result? Holes in our country’s history. These are some […]

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18 January, 2023
}Wednesday, 17:30 to 19:00
Woburn Suite, G22/26, Ground Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU, United Kingdom

Banned by Beijing: Artistic Freedom and CCP Censorship in Europe

“How to protect the freedom of the individual, including that of the artist, when the limits of government power are ever expanding, is a question for the whole world.” Chiang Seeta, exiled Chinese artist living in France Despite the strong focus on artistic freedom in many European countries, artists based in Europe are reporting attempts […]

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01 December, 2022
}Thursday, 17:30 to 19:00
Online, United Kingdom

Russia now: Censorship. Misinformation. War. What’s Next?

Join Index on Censorship and Pushkin House for a night discussing freedom of expression in Russia as part of the launch of the latest issue of Index on Censorship magazine.  The 2022 summer magazine looks at how the Russian invasion in Ukraine impacts  freedoms within Ukraine and across Europe, Turkey and Russia. While the pages […]

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18 July, 2022
Pushkin House, 5a Bloomsbury Square, London WC1A 2TA, United Kingdom

Human Rights Watch Film Festival

Index is once again partnering with the Human Rights Watch Film Festival. It takes place from 17-25 March and screenings will be both digital and in-person – at the Barbican in London. In partnership with the festival, we are partnering on the screenings of the following films relating to freedom of expression: Myanmar Diaries – a […]

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17 March, 2022
Barbican, London, United Kingdom

COP26: A Review

In a recent interview with the Guardian, the president of COP26 Alok Sharma expressed concern that the agreements made at the Glasgow summit will end up as “a bunch of meaningless promises”. Two months on from the summit, it is timely to take stock and reflect on the road ahead. What are the key takeaways from the […]

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17 January, 2022
}Monday, 18:00 to 19:00
Online, United Kingdom

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