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Today is Nelson Mandela International Day, a day to remember Mandela’s achievements in democracy, human rights and peace. Holly Raiborn
Yassin Juma is an extraordinary journalist, who has taken great personal risk to get the story of what is happening in the war that is being waged in Somalia against Al-Shabaab
Demonstrations are being held in Brussels, Luanda, Pretoria and Paris to mark one year since the arrest of an Angolan book club's members.
One of the great difficulties with satire is that often those who actually get it are those who are already on board with the message.
A conference followed by a day of performance to consider hip hop’s role in revolutionary social, political and economic movements across the world.
On World Press Freedom Day, Index Youth Advisory Board calls for the release of imprisoned journalists in Eritrea and urges the government to end its persecution of media workers
Here’s a roundup of some the most appalling religious freedom violations from across the globe.
Index is appalled at the sentencing of Angolan activists whose "crime" was taking part in a reading group discussing ideas of democracy.
Serge Bambara, aka Smockey, is a hip-hop artist, producer and activist within Le Balai Citoyen, or the Citizen’s Broom, a grassroots political movement
Searching for “dissident artists” online, you’d be forgiven for thinking they are a purely Chinese or Russian phenomenon. But for every Ai Weiwei
An international coalition of organisations has called for immediate action to condemn the internet shutdown in Uganda
With the new year comes a new battle in South Africa as critics hit back at the proposed “draconian” Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill they say doesn’t differentiate “between espionage and an act of journalism”.