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Banned Books Week: Censorship as nightmare

alt informationToni Morrison -- a revered author, critic, professor, and editor of literature focussed on the African-American experience -- died on the evening of 6 August, due to complications from pneumonia. She was 88. 

Banned Books Week: Most challenged books of 2018

alt informationThe top 11 most often banned books of 2018 reveal what kinds of ideas our culture wants to censor -- and what audiences are the most likely to be limited because of censorship.

Banned Books Week: A short history of comic book censorship in America

alt informationNothing defined 20th-century American culture quite like the comic book. But soon after after comics rose in popularity, the industry drew criticism.

Forest Folktales explore grisly tales of love and adventure

alt informationIndex on Censorship’s Forest Folktales: Uncensored did not take place in a mystical fairyland, but rather at this year’s Latitude Festival

Ebtisam Al-Saegh: “I think about justice and justice for the rest of the victims”

alt information“My main objective is to tell about the truth and whatever is going on on the ground,” said Ebtisam Al-Saegh, a Bahraini human rights activist, told Index on Censorship.

Future of freedom of expression online does not have to be a dark one

alt informationUN Special Rapporteur David Kaye speaks to Timandra Harkness about free speech and the internet

Index’s summer magazine launch party takes a look at the Weimar Republic and the lessons for today

alt informationThe summer 2019 edition of Index on Censorship magazine looks at how governments use power to undermine justice and freedom

Ex-IRA man takes academic freedom case to the UK’s Supreme Court

alt informationFormer IRA member Anthony McIntyre has been granted a UK Supreme Court hearing in an attempt to stop the PSNI getting hold recordings of interviews he gave about his role during the so-called “Troubles” in Northern Ireland. 

Article 19 launches campaign calling for more transparency and accountability around online content removal

alt informationThe Missing Voices campaign seeks to counteract censorship and consolidate laws and community standards wherever possible.

Russia: Ivan Golunov’s case shows the power of publicly and resolutely denouncing despotism

alt informationUsing trumped-up drug charges to silence critics is nothing new for Russian authorities

Marking seven years since the arrest of Raif Badawi

alt informationFree expression groups came together to mark seven years since the arrest of Saudi blogger Raif Badawi.