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The UK government needs to work out just what “free speech” means

alt informationThe Queen's Speech had much to say about freedom of expression but there are conflicting views on what it means in Britain

Another deadly year for journalists

alt informationPalestinian reporter Shireen Abu Akleh becomes the 17th journalist to be killed while doing her job this year

Democracies are losing their moral authority to intervene

alt informationWhen our leaders opt in and out of laws and norms they don’t like then repressive regimes thrive and their citizens are the ones that suffer

In trying to protect us online, legislators risk silencing us

alt informationWe all want to protect each other from seeing the worst of humanity but we have no right not to be offended

The images that stick with us forever

alt informationA desperate Ukrainian mother has written details of who to contact in the event of her death on her young daughter's back

As Russia wages war, Index reflects on its beginnings

alt informationSir Trevor Phillips and Jonathan Dimbleby discussed the challenges to freedom of expression at our 50th birthday party

“We will not be intimidated by people who do not like what we stand for”

alt informationOur CEO Ruth Smeeth reflects on the passing of former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright

“My heart is with the people of Ukraine”

alt informationRuth Smeeth is inspired by the collective bravery of women in the face of Putin's tyranny and violence

Ukraine: “Even in the midst of war there is hope”

alt informationDespite the risks, people are voicing their opposition to a conflict that gets dirtier and deadlier by the day

We must not let Putin use the Ukraine crisis to bury Navalny trial news

alt informationPutin's biggest critic has just gone on trial in circumstances that are clearly aimed at lessening coverage and outrage