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South Africa’s “biggest protests since apartheid”

South Africa’s “biggest protests since apartheid”

Many South African universities remain closed as thousands of students protest proposed fee hikes in what is believed to be some of the largest demonstrations to hit the country since apartheid. So far, 29 South Africans have been charged with violent offences as police continue to use heavy-handed tactics. High

Portugal’s journalists under pressure from Angolan money

Portugal’s journalists under pressure from Angolan money

In their search to invest oil and diamond money in Europe, the Angolan oligarchy has bought strategic positions in the Portuguese media in recent years

Index and Mali film producers launch new fund to support persecuted musicians

Index and Mali film producers launch new fund to support persecuted musicians

Index is joining forces with the producers of a new film featuring Mali's persecuted musicians to launch a fund that will offer support to musicians facing threats, violence, exile and criminal prosecution around the world.

Joint statement in support of European Parliament resolution on the human rights situation in Angola

Joint statement in support of European Parliament resolution on the human rights situation in Angola

The resolution calls for the release of all political prisoners and human rights defenders and highlights the case of José Marcos Mavungo

Interview: Johanna Schwartz on her new film about the bravery of Malian musicians

Interview: Johanna Schwartz on her new film about the bravery of Malian musicians

Filmmaker Johanna Schwartz talks to Josie Timms about her new film, They Will Have To Kill Us First, which looks at how musicians in Mali fought back against extremists banning their profession

Angola: Trying month for freedom of expression

Angola: Trying month for freedom of expression

Over the past month, the Angolan government has continued its crackdown on freedom of expression and the right to assemble in the country

Raymond Joseph: South Africa in danger of losing hard-earned freedoms

Raymond Joseph: South Africa in danger of losing hard-earned freedoms

South Africa's government is seeking to adapt the country's post-Apartheid Film and Publications Act of 1996 for the 21st century. Raymond Joseph explores the impact on freedom of expression.

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.