Category : Americas

Alex Krasodomski-Jones: Where have all the good trolls gone?

At it's best, trolling is a form of satire. But those who reduce it to nasty and humourless online threats don’t deserve the title.

Groups urge Bahrain to release prominent human rights defender

Index on Censorship joins international call for release of Nabeel Rajab

Cybercrime law adopted in Saint Vincent and Grenadines is fundamentally flawed

Index on Censorship has joined the IFEX coalition to express deep concern by the cybercrime law adopted in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

Chelsea Manning and the price US whistleblowers pay for revealing secrets

Although the US is considered to have relatively generous freedoms of speech and the press protected under the First Amendment to the US Constitution, these freedoms have their limits

Jason Nichols: Debunking “old tropes” through hip hop

Some say you can trace the origins of hip hop to a single room in New York City on 11 August 1973. At 1520 Sedgwick Avenue in the Bronx, the Jamaican-American DJ Kool Herc threw a party

Honduran journalist Cesario Padilla facing detention after student protests

Honduran journalist Cesario Padilla is facing immediate detention and a possible five-year jail term after being present at student protests.

Colombian rapper Shhorai: “Can you imagine a society in which women have no voice?”

Art has traditionally accompanied political and social movements in Latin America and the turn of the 21st century has seen a resurgence of diverse forms of expression

8-9 July: The power of hip hop

A conference followed by a day of performance to consider hip hop’s role in revolutionary social, political and economic movements across the world.

Homophobia in Honduras: growing attacks on LGBT activists

A year after returning from exile, Honduran gay rights activist Donny Reyes still fears a murderous attack at any minute

Homofobia en Honduras: el aumento de atracos y asesinatos de activistas LGBT

Un año tras volver del exilio, Danny Reyes, un activista homosexual hondureño aún teme ser asesinado en cualquier momento

Parental advisory: revisiting the filthiest songs from Tipper Gore’s hotlist

In the late 1980s, US author and activist Mary Elizabeth “Tipper” Gore claimed, in an interview with the Los Angeles Times, that she was not a “raunchy, inflexible prude”.

#IndexAwards2016: Méxicoleaks seeks to bring more transparency to Mexico

Méxicoleaks was launched in 2015 as a platform for people to anonymously share information leaks about anything in the public interest, including corruption, government spending and abuse