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Angola: Trial of investigative journalist Rafael Marques de Morais postponed

Angola: Trial of investigative journalist Rafael Marques de Morais postponed

The journalist, who exposed corruption and serious human rights violations connected to the diamond trade in Angola, is due in court again on 14 May

South Africa must support novelist Zainub Priya Dala

South Africa must support novelist Zainub Priya Dala

Index calls on South Africa's government to protect the right of individuals to freedom of expression guaranteed by the country's constitution. Further, South Africa must provide protection for Dala.

Angola’s sovereign fund pays $100 million to a shell company

Angola’s sovereign fund pays $100 million to a shell company

Rafael Marques de Morais, joint winner of the 2015 Index journalism award, is currently facing criminal defamation charges for his work exposing human rights abuses in Angola. Despite the current charges, Marques de Morais continues to work for a fairer Angola.

Angola: Index award winner slammed with new defamation charges

Angola: Index award winner slammed with new defamation charges

Just days after being named the joint winner of the journalism award at the 15th Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression Awards, Rafael Marques de Morais appeared in court for exposing corruption and human rights abuses

#IndexAwards2015: Campaigning nominee Amran Abdundi

#IndexAwards2015: Campaigning nominee Amran Abdundi

Amran Abdundi is a women's rights activist based in northeastern Kenya. She runs the Frontier Indigenous Network, an organisation which mobilises female peace builders and rights activists to set up shelters along the dangerous border with Somalia.

#IndexAwards2015: Journalism nominee Rafael Marques de Morais

#IndexAwards2015: Journalism nominee Rafael Marques de Morais

Rafael Marques de Morais is an Angolan journalist and human rights activist. He is currently facing nine charges of defamation after publishing on human rights abuses committed during diamond mining operations in Angola.

Rommy Mom: Will Nigerians speak out over the Boko Haram threat in the elections?

Rommy Mom: Will Nigerians speak out over the Boko Haram threat in the elections?

As Index on Censorship preps for this year's Freedom of Expression Awards, one of 2014's campaigner nominees, Rommy Mom, gives a Nigerian perspective on the rise of Boko Haram

Daniel Bergner: 2005 award winner constantly reminded of threats to free expression

Daniel Bergner: 2005 award winner constantly reminded of threats to free expression

Daniel Bergner is an author and journalist who writes for New York Times Magazine; in 2005 he won an Index award for his book Soldiers of Light, which told the stories from inside war-torn Sierra Leone.

Central African Republic: Chaos and self-censorship stalk nation’s journalists

Central African Republic: Chaos and self-censorship stalk nation’s journalists

Africa’s “forgotten crisis” is exacerbated by a breakdown in the media, which forces the population to live in an information blackout.

From drones to floating smartphones: how technology is helping African journalists investigate

From drones to floating smartphones: how technology is helping African journalists investigate

Data journalist Raymond Joseph reports on how low-cost technology is helping African newsrooms get hold of information that they couldn't previously track

Senegal: Frontline Freespeech Workshop, 2 Oct

Senegal: Frontline Freespeech Workshop, 2 Oct

Index on Censorship in association with ARTICLE 19, Senegal, invite you to a workshop to launch Frontline Freespeech, a pilot project seeking to amplify the voice of individuals under pressure. This workshop will bring together grassroots activists alongside leading free expression campaigners to share their recent experiences of censorship, to

Namibia: Journalist attacked as rushed constitutional changes raise red flags

Namibia: Journalist attacked as rushed constitutional changes raise red flags

Controversy surrounded the Namibian parliament's recent decision to make 40 amendments to the country's constitution without consulting civil society or the wider public. Gwen Lister reports

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