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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.

Angola: Trial of investigative journalist resumes

Angola: Trial of investigative journalist resumes

Index award winning investigative journalist Rafael Marques de Morais's criminal defamation trial is set to resume today

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.

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