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Music as resistance playlist

alt informationMusic has long been used as a form of resistance, from civil rights movements to the fall of the Berlin Wall

South Korea’s art community expresses concerns about new museum director

alt informationThe Korean art community has released a statement requesting that The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST)

Japanese government cancels visit from UN free speech representative

alt informationThe UN’s principal global monitor of freedom of expression, David Kaye, was due to visit Japan between 1 and 8 December

Zunar awarded International Press Freedom Award

alt informationMalaysian cartoonist Zunar has won the International Press Freedom Award 2015 from the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ).

Join Index on Censorship’s Youth Advisory Board

alt informationIndex on Censorship is recruiting for its next Youth Advisory Board for the six months from January until June 2016

Youth Advisory Board discuss censorship of art

alt informationFor this month's task the youth board were asked to write a blog post about a piece of art that has either caused controversy or been banned in their country

Bahrain activist Zainab Al-Khawaja sentenced to one year for insulting king

Zainab Al-Khawaja was sentenced to one year for insulting the country's king. The human rights activist faced the Bahrain Court of Appeal on 21 October 2015, her 32nd birthday.

Zainab Al-Khawaja to face Bahrain court of appeal

alt informationBahraini human rights activist Zainab Al-Khawaja will appear before the Bahraini court of appeals on 21 October

Arthur Miller’s centenary: a reading list from our archives

alt informationUS playwright Arthur Miller, author of Death of a Salesman and The Crucible, was born 100 years ago on Saturday 17 October

Interview: Johanna Schwartz on her new film about the bravery of Malian musicians

alt informationFilmmaker Johanna Schwartz talks to Josie Timms about her new film, They Will Have To Kill Us First, which looks at how musicians in Mali fought back against extremists banning their profession

Youth Advisory Board urges Bangladeshi government to help bloggers

alt informationSecular bloggers in Bangladesh are fearing for their lives as four fellow bloggers were killed by machete-wielding extremists in the country earlier

Parents petition to remove Ariel Dorfman’s Death and the Maiden from school reading lists

alt informationParents and students at a high school in New Jersey have launched a petition to have books, including the play Death and the Maiden by Chilean playwright