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Ordinary people, extraordinary times

alt informationOur CEO Ruth Anderson reflects on the theme of this year's Holocaust Memorial Day

A year in freedom of expression

alt informationOur CEO Ruth Anderson reflects on the events of the past 12 months, yet another year of challenges to human rights around the world

“I struggle with Kanye West being given a platform by anyone”

alt informationThere are those within the Index family, including some of our founders, who consider free speech to be an absolute right, says Ruth Anderson

Journalists will struggle to speak truth to power if the power isn’t showing up

alt informationRishi Sunak's decision to end the traditional morning media round is a mistake, says our CEO Ruth Anderson

Where are all the voices?

alt informationThere is so little room for alternative views and perspectives, writes our CEO Ruth Smeeth

The value of public service journalism

alt informationAs the BBC celebrates its centenary, our CEO Ruth Smeeth considers why it is so important

“The tyrants win if we let acts of protest pass without notice”

alt informationWe have a duty to support those who put themselves at risk because otherwise nothing changes, says Ruth Smeeth

Too much news?

alt informationIt has been a busy week for news headlines. It is the role of Index is to make sure that the stories of dissidents are not ignored or forgotten

“Imagine the conversation between Bolsonaro and Erdogan”

alt informationProtests during mourning for Queen Elizabeth have been distasteful but not illegal. How should we express our feelings about some of the guests attending Monday's state funeral?

An ode to two defining figures from 1989

alt informationThe year 1989 saw events that shaped the world we currently live. We look at two essential figures who challenged the status quo at the time