Category : Americas

Annual appeal: Walking on the cartoon creative road

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National and international cultural and human rights organisations denounce Trump’s executive order on immigration

alt informationMore than thirty cultural institutions and human rights organisations around the world oppose Trump’s immigration ban

New documentary looks at the only cartoonist to be jailed for obscenity in the USA

alt informationFor the good of society, American cartoonist Mike Diana was jailed without bail in 1994. So ruled a jury at the Pinellas County court in Florida, taking just 90 minutes to find him guilty

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

alt informationAt 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

alt informationIndex on Censorship joins international call for release of Nabeel Rajab

Cybercrime law adopted in Saint Vincent and Grenadines is fundamentally flawed

alt informationIndex 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

alt informationAlthough 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

alt informationSome 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

alt informationHonduran 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?”

alt informationArt 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

alt informationA 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

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