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Mass surveillance: Journalists confront the moment of hesitation

Mass surveillance: Journalists confront the moment of hesitation

Following Edward Snowden's revelations outlining the capabilities of intelligence agencies to monitor private online communications journalists are confronting a moment of hesitation.

Jodie Ginsberg: “I believe in free expression, but…”

Jodie Ginsberg: “I believe in free expression, but…”

The decision by six authors to withdraw from a PEN American Center gala in which Charlie Hebdo will be honoured with an award once again emphasises the dangerous notion that some forms of free expression are more worthy than others of defending

Honor Diaries: Who is afraid of human rights?

The organisers of a women's conference at the University of South Dakota react to attempts to ban a screening of Honor Diaries

#IndexAwards2015: Digital activism nominee Nico Sell

#IndexAwards2015: Digital activism nominee Nico Sell

Nico Sell is a US-based entrepreneur and activist for online privacy and secure digital communication.

#IndexAwards2015: Digital activism nominee Valor por Tamaulipas

#IndexAwards2015: Digital activism nominee Valor por Tamaulipas

Valor por Tamaulipas is a crowd-sourced news platform, based in Mexico and set up in 2012 to fill the void created by the region’s cartel-induced media blackout.

Ecuadorean cartoonist Bonil facing charges after mocking politician

Ecuadorean cartoonist Bonil facing charges after mocking politician

Ecuadorean cartoonist Xavier Bonilla, known as Bonil and an arts nominee in the 2015 Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression awards, faces a hearing today under the country's controversial communications law.

#MagnaCarta800: Debating the merits of a First Amendment for the UK

#MagnaCarta800: Debating the merits of a First Amendment for the UK

On the day when the four surviving copies of the original 1215 Magna Carta were briefly brought together for the first time, Index on Censorship held a debate to celebrate the launch of the winter issue of the magazine.

Why we should be worried about relinquishing our privacy to a secret state

Why we should be worried about relinquishing our privacy to a secret state

Edward Snowden's lawyer Ben Winzer talks to Index about his client and what the loss of privacy to the secret state means to the future of free expression.

Finances threaten independent student media

Finances threaten independent student media

As many campus media struggle to maintain a steady revenue, Index hears from two US university papers about their work and how they finance themselves independently

Padraig Reidy: Let’s ban the word “internet”

Padraig Reidy: Let’s ban the word “internet”

We have to stop thinking about things happening “on the internet”, when it's simply part of human interaction for millions

Ecuador: Why are critics being shutdown on Twitter?

Ecuador: Why are critics being shutdown on Twitter?

A Spanish company -- Ares Right -- has been targeting the social media accounts of critics of the Ecuadorean government

Mexico must act to protect online free speech

María del Rosario Fuentes Rubio, best known under the pseudonym “Felina”, was kidnapped by armed men on 15 October in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas. The following day a photograph of her body was posted to her Twitter account with messages warning others to be silent. A doctor by profession,

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