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Student reading lists: Ken Saro-Wiwa

Student reading lists: Ken Saro-Wiwa

This reading list groups together a collection of works by and about Nigerian activist Ken Saro-Wiwa.

Simeon Gready: An over-the-top regulation policy

Simeon Gready: An over-the-top regulation policy

Index on Censorship youth advisory board member Simeon Gready explains why he thinks proposed regulations have huge implications for freedom of expression in South Africa

27 Aug: The Revolution Will Be Televised & Zambezi News

27 Aug: The Revolution Will Be Televised & Zambezi News

The Bafta-winning duo Heydon Prowse and Jolyon Rubinstein, of BBC Three’s comedy series The Revolution Will Be Televised are joining their award-winning Zimbabwean counterparts Zambezi News for a very special one-off show at The Comedy Café Theatre, London.

Raymond Joseph: South Africa’s camera-shy police target journalists

Raymond Joseph: South Africa’s camera-shy police target journalists

Despite high-level meetings between media and the police’s top brass, who say that such actions are not condoned, incidents of journalist harassment continue to occur

The power of satirical comedy in Zimbabwe

The power of satirical comedy in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean artist and satirist Samm Farai Monro aka Comrade Fatso outlines the growing satire scene in Zimbabwe and the dangers he and fellow comedians face from government crackdowns.

The Angolan regime is afraid of books

The Angolan regime is afraid of books

When Angolan police raided the homes of a book group deemed a threat, they seized all papers from their homes, from university notebooks to a mother's magazines

Index Awards 2015: Driving the “good fight for change”

Index Awards 2015: Driving the “good fight for change”

Five courageous individuals were named Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression Award winners on 18 March 2015. Three months later, here are updates on their ongoing work

The rise of Zimbabwean satire: how comedy is challenging power

The rise of Zimbabwean satire: how comedy is challenging power

Comedian Samm Farai Monro, aka Comrade Fatso, looks at how Zimbabwe has turned to comedy to push boundaries and break taboos

Philip Pullman, Jimmy Wales, and Steve McQueen join call for Angola to drop charges against investigative journalist

Philip Pullman, Jimmy Wales, and Steve McQueen join call for Angola to drop charges against investigative journalist

Rafael Marques de Morais was last week given a suspended sentence following a criminal defamation trial related to his 2011 book on blood diamonds, published for the first time in English on June 2

Angolan journalist Rafael Marques de Morais receives six-month suspended sentence

Angolan journalist Rafael Marques de Morais receives six-month suspended sentence

Angolan investigative journalist and Index on Censorship award-winner Rafael Marques de Morais was handed down a six-month suspended sentence less than a week after celebrating an apparent dismissal of all charges

Rafael Marques de Morais: “They can lock me up, but they don’t get to silence me”

Rafael Marques de Morais: “They can lock me up, but they don’t get to silence me”

When you go up against the big guns of any state, you know they will throw everything at you. Investigative journalist Rafael Marques de Morais has learned this hard lesson in the last few days

Index condemns decision to move for conviction of Rafael Marques de Morais

Index condemns decision to move for conviction of Rafael Marques de Morais

Index is appalled to learn that a decision to pursue charges against Index award winning investigative journalist Rafael Marques de Morais is moving forward despite apparent agreement between the parties.

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