Latest Issue: The war of the words
In the new issue of the magazine, we include a special report the war of the words on the use of propaganda and censorship during conflicts.
Music in Mali: They Will Have to Kill Us First
Documentary filmmaker Johanna Schwartz wrote for Index on Censorship magazine on the censorship and persecution that musicians in Mali have faced from Islamists, with musician Fadiamata Walet Oumar.
Current issue: Mission creep — defending religious tolerance and free speech
The upcoming winter issue of Index on Censorship magazine includes a special report on religion and tolerance, with articles from around the world. Writers include the Bishop of Bradford, Salil Tripathi, Samira Ahmed and Kaya Genc. There’s an interview with Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti ahead of the opening of her new play, and 10 years after […]
Father of the Rainbow Nation
This is the moment to remember massive changes in South African life that are Nelson Mandela’s legacy says Rachael Jolley
From the archive: In memory of Mandela
At Index on Censorship we have collected significant articles from our archive that trace the history of the apartheid struggle, and some of the great writers who have commented, argued and analysed it for our magazine, including Nadine Gordimer and Albie Sachs.
What does book banning say about a society and government?
Banning a work of art, a book or a play says more about a society and its temperament than anything else. As free speech and readers mark Banned Books Week, Index on Censorship magazine editor Rachael Jolley looks at Lebanon, where the country's Censorship Bureau has recently flexed its muscles
Current issue: Not Heard? Ignored, suppressed and censored voices
The autumn issue of Index on Censorship magazine brings together articles from writers including Amartya Sen, Philip Pullman, Jonathan Dimbleby and Peter Kellner, and covers India, China, Brazil, South Africa, Honduras, Colombia, Afghanistan and Mali. Under discussion are development and free speech; ignored voices; digital media; reporters under fire in South America. Get your copy […]