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Wendy Funes defies pressures to silence Honduran journalists

alt information“There have been deaths in the country, there are members of the military involved in extrajudicial executions, there is a culture of murdering people.”

Habari RDC working to see young people’s issues taken into account

alt information“We will train our bloggers so that they will be better equipped to confront these issues, but also to enter into a dialogue with the decision-makers"

Museum of Dissidence: “We want to rebuild Cuba but change will not be easy”

alt informationThe Museum of Dissidence, which won the Index Freedom of Expression Awards Fellowship for Arts, is supporting a new generation of artists in Cuba to challenge the status quo

Cuban artists arrested ahead of anti-censorship concert

alt informationAuthorities arrested artists Yanelyz Nuñez and Luis Manuel Otero Alcantara, MEMBERS OF THE from Otero Alcantara’s home sometime before 6:30am on Saturday 11 August

In colonised Kurdish society even the flowers can be labelled terrorists

alt informationWhen Turkish forces attacked Kurdish villages in the southeast of the country in 2016 after the collapse of a ceasefire between Ankara and the Kurdish Workers’ Party in July 2015, journalist Nurcan Baysal was there to document the human rights violations.

Gang members banned from making “drill” music

alt informationThe Metropolitan Police sought an unprecedented Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) against the teenage and young adult defendants, prohibiting them from making music in the genre

Cuba’s first alternative art biennial: “We built an inclusive space of free creation and true collaboration”

alt informationDespite every effort to stop it in its tracks, Cuba saw the successful completion of its first independent art biennial, organised without the support of the state

Bahraini court upholds Nabeel Rajab’s five-year prison sentence

alt informationBahrain’s High Criminal Court of Appeal has upheld a five-year conviction for human rights activist Nabeel Rajab for critical tweets made from his account

Students at Glasgow School of Art fight programme-sanctioned censorship

alt informationNew rules urge students to exercise caution when it comes to “offensive” or “inappropriate” material and warn against “bringing the institution into disrepute”

Meet Yemen’s street artist: ‘We want peace’ (Middle East Eye, 15 January 2018)

alt informationMurad Subay sees the devastated streets and bombed buildings in Yemen’s war as something more than just ruins: he sees canvases onto which he can tell stories through art. The award-winning 30-year-old street artist’s aim is to spread a message of peace during Yemen’s current crisis – and his work is having a major impact […]

Mapping Media Freedom: 2017 in review

alt informationThis year saw 1,035 media freedom violations reported to Index on Censorship’s Mapping Media Freedom, a project that monitors media freedom in 42 countries, including all EU member states

#IndexAwards2017 fellows: “Governments don’t care about the human rights argument”

alt informationSince the Index on Censorship Awards, the 2017 fellows have been busy doing important work in their respective fields to further the cause of freedom of expression around the world