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Ken Saro-Wiwa Junior dies, age 47

alt informationNigerian writer Ken Saro-Wiwa Junior has died in London, aged 47, following a stroke. The writer and presidential adviser had recently written for Index on Censorship

#BannedBooksWeek2016: Banned books webinar

alt informationTo mark Banned Books Week, Vicky Baker, deputy editor of Index on Censorship magazine, will chair an online discussion with three authors on 29 September, followed by a Q&A.

Contents: The unnamed

alt informationFormer CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson writes on the damage done when her cover was blown, journalist John Lloyd looks at how terrorist attacks have affected surveillance needs worldwide, Bangladeshi blogger Ananya Azad explains why he was forced into exile after violent attacks on secular writers, philosopher Julian Baggini looks at the power of literary aliases through the ages, Edward Lucas shares The Economist's perspective on keeping its writers unnamed

Coming soon: Index on Censorship magazine’s anonymity issue

alt informationThe forthcoming issue of Index on Censorship magazine explores anonymity through a range of in-depth features, interviews and illustrations from around the world.

War reporter Marie Colvin’s family sues Syria

alt informationThe family of murdered journalist and Sunday Times correspondent Marie Colvin has filed a lawsuit against the Syrian government

Contents: Danger in truth, truth in danger

alt informationIndex on Censorship has dedicated its milestone 250th issue to exploring the increasing threats to reporters worldwide. Its special report, Truth in Danger, Danger in Truth: Journalists Under Fire

Honduran journalist Cesario Padilla facing detention after student protests

alt informationHonduran journalist Cesario Padilla is facing immediate detention and a possible five-year jail term after being present at student protests.

Protests mark a year since #Angola17 arrests

alt informationDemonstrations are being held in Brussels, Luanda, Pretoria and Paris to mark one year since the arrest of an Angolan book club's members.

A global guide to using Shakespeare to battle power

alt informationHitler was a Shakespeare fan; Stalin feared Hamlet; Othello broke ground in apartheid-era South Africa; and Brazil's current political crisis can be reflected by Julius Caesar.

Staging Shakespearean Dissent: spring magazine 2016

Shakespeare, protest and dissent is the theme of the Spring issue of Index on Censorship magazine

From nudity to “a political tsunami”: artistic freedom debated in Greece

alt information“My job is to make good art,” said Belgian artist Kris Verdonck. “I have no interest in being deliberately offensive or provocative.”

Ariel Dorfman interview: Writer unveils new short story lost after Chilean coup

alt informationFifty years ago, Chilean author Ariel Dorfman wrote down the seed of a story, which he then lost in his years of exile during General Augusto Pinochet’s dictatorship