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Zunar: “I will never stop. It is my right as a citizen to express my view”

alt informationMalaysian cartoonist Zulkiflee Anwar Haque, aka Zunar, is currently in the UK to raise awareness ahead of his court case in his home country at the start of next month.

The Music In Exile Fund playlist

alt informationTo coincide with the launch of the Music In Exile Fund, here is our celebration outspoken music that has caused disapproval and indignation

South Africa’s “biggest protests since apartheid”

alt informationMany South African universities remain closed as thousands of students protest proposed fee hikes in what is believed to be some of the largest demonstrations to hit the country since apartheid. So far, 29 South Africans have been charged with violent offences as police continue to use heavy-handed tactics. High treason is among the alleged […]

Chinese state visit: Five times China has proven it doesn’t value free speech

alt informationWith UK-China relations warming, the President of The People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping, will pay a state visit to the UK

Spies, Secrets and Lies: Index magazine launch at the Frontline Club

alt informationAre the challenges of censorship, subterfuge and propaganda greater or lesser than they were in previous decades? Who are modern technological advances really empowering? It was a full house last night at the Frontline Club for the launch of Spies, Secrets and Lies — Index on Censorship’s Autumn 2015 issue — and a lively debate […]

Index Awards: Tamas Bodoky on the refugee crisis, freedom of information and crowdfunding

alt informationThe population of Hungary is very much polarised on the migrant issue. Hardliners support the government’s approach in

Index Awards: El Haqed still has a bad rap with the Moroccan authorities

alt informationMoroccan authorities have repeatedly prevented Mouad “El Haqed” Belghouat from performing in the country. So yet again, he turns to Europe

Angola: Trying month for freedom of expression

alt informationOver the past month, the Angolan government has continued its crackdown on freedom of expression and the right to assemble in the country