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Targeting journalists in the name of national security

alt informationAs security - rather than the protection of fundamental rights and freedoms - becomes the number one priority of governments worldwide, broadly-written security laws have been twisted to silence journalists.

Jodie Ginsberg: Art and authoritarianism

alt informationBecause of the very nature of artistic expression itself: that the more ways the censors try to find to shut down the ideas, the beliefs they don’t like, the more artists find creative ways to express those same ideas.

Jodie Ginsberg: How censorship stifles debate

alt informationIndex on Censorship CEO Jodie Ginsberg explores how censorship undermines the tenets of free and democratic societies

Free speech must apply to all — even those we find offensive

alt informationFree speech — genuine free speech that tolerates the ideas we find most offensive — must apply equally

Jodie Ginsberg: New laws not the way to tackle extremism

alt informationNew laws to limit and surveil speech on and offline are not the way to tackle extremism. Our response must not be to curtail those very freedoms.

Jodie Ginsberg: The question of hate speech

alt informationJodie Ginsberg, CEO of Index on Censorship, spoke about hate speech at the 30th anniversary of the Rafto Forum, Bergen, 2016

Jodie Ginsberg: Bahrain needs to know that #opinionsarenotcrimes

alt informationAn Index tweet from March is being used as evidence against Nabeel Rajab, a Bahraini human rights activist

After Charlie Hebdo: The free speech fight begins at home

alt informationThreats against freedom of expression come in all shapes and sizes. We need to stand up to the bullies together.

Jodie Ginsberg: Terror laws are used to “stifle” media

alt informationThe UK government should look to what is happening to free expression in Egypt and Turkey before broadening terrorist laws to include those who "spread hate".

David Cameron wants to promote good speech and ban the bad. Prime Minister, that’s not how free speech works

alt informationFree expression is not a “nice-to-have” add-on, a mere luxury principle tacked on the end of other more basic rights

Zunar: I hope for freedom, but prepare to fight on

alt informationCartoonist Zulkiflee Anwar Haque, aka Zunar, currently faces a record number of nine simultaneous charges under Malaysia’s controversial sedition act in a trial that is scheduled to begin on July 7.

16 June: Can liberty survive in the information age? (partner event)

alt informationKing's College hosts Alan Turing debate to mark 500th anniversary of King's Chapel