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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
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 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.
The resolution calls for the release of all political prisoners and human rights defenders and highlights the case of José Marcos Mavungo
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
Over the past month, the Angolan government has continued its crackdown on freedom of expression and the right to assemble in the country
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.
This reading list groups together a collection of works by and about Nigerian activist Ken Saro-Wiwa.
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
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.
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
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.