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“Far-right are not in favour of free speech”: We need to champion free speech for all or risk the far-right controlling the conversation

alt informationClose down freedom of expression for those you don’t like and you turn them into freedom-of-expression heroes, writes Jodie Ginsberg

Annual appeal: Walking on the cartoon creative road

alt informationDon’t let the bullies win - help us champion the people who are fighting back. People like Freedom of Expression Awards fellows Turkey Blocks.

Annual appeal: “Our mission will continue and we will persist”

alt informationDon’t let the bullies win - help us champion the people who are fighting back. People like Freedom of Expression Awards fellows Turkey Blocks.

Annual appeal: “We no longer feel so alone”

alt informationSilence is the oppressor’s friend. Harassing those who speak out against corruption and injustice – like this year’s Freedom of Expression Awards Fellows Maldives Independent

Refuse to be silent, refuse to look away

alt informationSilence is the oppressor’s friend. Jailing is the favoured tool of those who seek to crush dissent. We cannot let the bullies win.

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