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Freedom of Expression Awards 2008

Freedom of Expression Awards 2008

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The Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression Awards were launched in 2000 to honour those who, often at great personal risk, have given voice to issues and stories that would otherwise have gone unnoticed.

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With its mix of film, music and words this is always an enjoyable evening. The venue, as ever, has been chosen to resonate with Index’s work and this year we have chosen Christchurch Spitalfields, one of London’s most beautiful venues.

Buying single tickets couldn’t be easier — they cost £100, and include champagne reception, 3 course meal and a full evening of multimedia, short speeches, awards presentation and an auction.

Buying a table is a great way for you, your organisation, company or group of friends to support Index together. Tables seat 10 and are priced at £900 (so you get one seat free).

For seats and tables, e-mail [email protected] or call 020 7278 2313 and reserve your places now

Judges and cast

This years judges:
Maureen Freely, Mark Kermode, Richard Sambrook, Rabinder Singh QC, Lemn Sissay, Peter Wright

T R Fyvel Book Award

This award is given to a book which has given new insight into issues or events, shown a perspective not often acknowledged, or given a platform to new voices. The book should have been first published (or made available) between January 2007 and February 2008, inclusive.

Index Film Award

This award is given for film which highlights issues around censorship, freedom of expression or for a film whose power derives from it’s subject matter and the risks taken making and or releasing it. For commercial releases to be eligible they must have had a UK premier in a theatre, as a DVD release or on TV between January 2007 and February 2008, inclusive.

Bindman’s Law and Campaigning Award

This award is given to lawyers or campaigners who have fought repression, or have struggled to change political climates and perceptions. Special attention is given to people using or establishing legal precedents to fight injustice.

Index New Media Award

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

Guardian Journalism Award

This award recognises journalism of dogged determination and bravery, often representing a different point of view in the media. Special attention will be given to the context of their writing and the relevance of the issues.

Nominations are now closed

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