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Index Freedom of Expression Awards: Digital activism nominee Shubhranshu Choudhary

alt informationJournalist Shubhranshu Choudhary is the brain behind CGNet Swara a mobile-phone service that allows citizens to upload and listen to local reports in their local language.

Index Freedom of Expression Awards: Digital activism nominee Free Weibo

Free Weibo is an uncensored version of China’s biggest social network, SinaWeibo.

Index Freedom of Expression Awards: Arts nominee Mayam Mahmoud

alt informationRapper Mayam Mahmoud uses hip-hop to address issues such as sexual harassment and to stand up for women’s rights in Egypt.

Index Freedom of Expression Awards: Arts nominee Lucien Bourjeily

alt informationLucien Bourjeily openly confronted the Lebanese censorship bureau by writing a play Would It Pass Or Not? about censorship in Lebanon.

Index Freedom of Expression Awards: Journalism nominee Abdulelah Haider Shaye

Yemeni journalist Abdulelah Haider Shaye has produced critical investigative reports on the US military’s activities in Yemen, including drone attacks.

Index Freedom of Expression Awards: Journalism nominee Dina Meza

alt informationDina Meza is an investigative journalist working for the Committee of Relatives of the Detainees and Disappeared in Honduras, an incredibly difficult environment for press freedom.

Index Freedom of Expression Awards: Journalism nominee Callum Macrae/Channel 4 News

alt informationCallum Macrae, in collaboration with Channel 4 News, has made three films uncovering the truth about Sri Lanka’s human rights abuses in the final months of its decades-long civil war in 2009.

Index Freedom of Expression Awards: Journalism nominees Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras

Greenwald and Poitras uncovered the biggest international story of 2013, using leaks from the USA’s National Security Agency to illuminate the breadth of online surveillance carried out by governments.

Index Freedom of Expression Awards: Advocacy nominee Colectivo Chuhcan

alt informationThe Colectivo Chuchan is a mental health pressure group campaigning to change the treatment of people within Mexico’s mental health institutions.

Index Freedom of Expression Awards: Advocacy nominee Shahzad Ahmad

Shahzad Ahmad is one of the leading voices in the fight against online censorship in Pakistan. The country faces a deteriorating state of cyber freedom, as the government uses draconian censorship laws and increasing surveillance to police the internet.

Index Freedom of Expression Awards: Advocacy nominee Generation Wave

alt informationGeneration Wave has been at the forefront of promoting democratic engagement in Burma, using hip hop, graffiti, film and street art to challenge authoritarianism since 2007 - with a strict policy of non-violence.

Index Freedom of Expression Awards: Advocacy nominee Rommy Mom

alt informationRommy Mom is Nigeria’s David fighting the Goliath of a dysfunctional government. Taylor Walker reports on his nomination in the advocacy category in the 2014 Index Freedom of Expression Awards.