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Index on Censorship youth advisory board

alt informationWe are looking for enthusiastic young people between that ages of 16 and 25 who can commit to monthly meetings and contribute fresh ideas to the discussion

Difference Day: Should we celebrate or mourn press freedom?

alt informationJournalists and media professionals from across the world attended the World Press Freedom Day event at the Bozar Centre for Fine Arts.

Why is academic freedom important?

alt informationAcademic freedom has been the subject of many debates in recent months. With speakers regularly being no-platformed

Staging Shakespearean Dissent: plays that protest, provoke and slip by the censors

alt informationSaturday 23 April marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. To honour the occasion Index has put together a list of all things Shakespeare.

3 and 4 June: Index on Censorship magazine at the Hay Festival

alt informationJoin Index on Censorship at this year’s Hay Festival for a weekend of discussions about free speech, offence, Shakespeare and protest.

Zaina Erhaim: Syria’s Rebellious Women

alt informationA series of short documentaries directed by 2016 Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression Awards finalist Zaina Erhaim were screened at the Frontline Club in London last night. Syria’s Rebellious Women was filmed by the Syrian journalist over an 18-month period to offer a rare insight into the difficulties faced by women living and working […]

New documentary asks: Can We Take a Joke?

alt informationA new documentary featuring comedians and free speech advocates including Gilbert Gottfried, Penn Jillette and Jim Norton, examines the link between comedy and outrage.

Theatre and censorship

alt informationIndex on Censorship magazine Index has compiled a reading list of articles from the magazine archives covering the censorship of theatre.

The What a Liberty! project visit the Magna Carta

alt informationWhat a Liberty! is a Heritage Lottery funded youth project run by Index on Censorship to create a radical re-imagining of the Magna Carta.

Index on Censorship Youth Advisory Board: January to June 2016

alt informationIndex on Censorship recently appointed a new youth advisory board who attend monthly online meetings to discuss current freedom of expression issues and complete related tasks.

Index panel debates taboos of sex, race and hairy legs

alt information"When I went to the Loaded offices with hairy legs they told me to get out and that I could never be on the cover because apparently I’d made an effort with my nails but not my legs

Netherlands: Rijksmuseum’s problem with words

alt informationAmsterdam’s Rijksmuseum is in the process of removing terms visitors may find offensive