Jodie Ginsberg: “I believe in free expression, but…”
The decision by six authors to withdraw from a PEN American Center gala in which Charlie Hebdo will be honoured with an award once again emphasises the dangerous notion that some forms of free expression are more worthy than others of defending
Jodie Ginsberg: Squeezing out free speech on campus
Institutions that should be crucibles for new thinking, at the forefront of challenges to established thought and practice, are instead actively shutting down debate, and shying away from intellectual confrontation
Don’t just click – speak out for free speech
If you said ‘I believe in free expression, but…’ at any point in the past week, then this is for you. If you declared yourself to be ‘Charlie’, but have ever called for an offensive image to be removed from public viewing, then this is for you.
Index on Censorship response to the IMPRESS consultation
November 2014 (PDF) As a UK-based organisation dedicated to the promotion of free speech and elimination of censorship worldwide, Index on Censorship is pleased to have the opportunity to provide feedback on the documents that proposed press regulator IMPRESS has drawn up ahead of its formal launch. Index also made written and oral representations to […]
Jodie Ginsberg: The new dissidents
In 1977, the Russian dissident Alexander Ginzburg -- whose detention and sentencing almost a decade earlier helped to spur the creation of Index on Censorship -- was again arrested by the Soviet authorities.