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Index Awards 2014: Catching up with arts nominee David Cecil

alt informationHaving recently opened the first of several new film schools in eastern Africa, playwright and art awards nominee David Cecil spoke to Index about his transition from theatre production to African film production

Recap report: Beating retreat- Digital freedom in Turkey, Russia and Azerbaijan

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Shubhranshu Choudhary: Using arts to help rural India speak out

alt informationThe Index Award winner has launched a new project using song, dance and drama to teach rural Indians how to report on issues using their mobile phone

Rommy Mom: Nigeria’s gay marriage law is misleading and harmful

One of Nigeria's top human rights lawyers spoke to Index on Censorship about the country's recent anti-gay law and how its wording has resulted in an increase in hate crime against the LGBT community

EU project to explore media freedom and pluralism

alt informationMedia freedom has always been on European Union's agenda. With funding from the EU, four organisations, including Index on Censorship, will tackle problems currently facing journalists and media personnel across Europe. Alice Kirkland reports

Azerbaijan: Journalist jailed for critical Facebook posts

An Azerbaijani journalist, who spoke critically of the authorities on social media, has been sentenced to five and a half years in prison.

EU adopts new guidelines on freedom of expression

New guidelines were released this week by the European Union Foreign Affairs Council specifically focusing on freedom of expression online and offline. Alice Kirkland reports

27 April: Leading Ladies – All About Eve Screening

alt informationThe votes are in but from which decade does the public think women had the strongest role in film?

Recap report: Index 2020 vision

alt informationWith internet freedom currently a hot topic of conversation Index on Censorship, in collaboration with Doughty Street Chambers, hosted an esteemed panel of speakers to debate the question: 'Who runs the internet?'

Index Freedom of Expression Awards: Digital activism nominee Edward Snowden

alt informationIn 2013, National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden leaked thousands of documents detailing US government surveillance to the press, igniting a global debate on the ways authorities can watch citizens' communications

Index Freedom of Expression Awards: Digital activism nominee Tails

alt informationTails is an open-source encryption tool that can help protect free online communication in any country, regardless of official limits on free expression.

Index Freedom of Expression Awards: Arts nominee Meltem Arikan

alt informationInternational Freedom of Expression 2014 Arts Award Nominee and renowned Turkish playwright and novelist Meltem Arikan answered questions about her nomination during a Twitter chat with Index on Censorship