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Pakistan passes Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill: “The youth of this country is losing hope”

Pakistan passes Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill: “The youth of this country is losing hope”

Pakistan’s National Assembly passed a controversial Prevention of Electronics Crimes Bill on Thursday 11 August. The bill will permit the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority to manage, remove or block content on the internet.

Press freedom groups call on Bangladesh to release British journalist

Press freedom groups call on Bangladesh to release British journalist

International groups have written to Bangladesh's government about the ongoing detention of Shafik Rehman, an elderly journalist.

#IndexAwards2016 Fellowship update: “We want change now”

#IndexAwards2016 Fellowship update: “We want change now”

In the short three months since the Index on Censorship Awards, the 2016 fellows have been busy striking for stronger freedom of expression around the world

Index award-winning GreatFire launches groundbreaking new site to test VPNs in China

Index award-winning GreatFire launches groundbreaking new site to test VPNs in China

Anti-censorship group GreatFire have launched a new service that will help internet users inside China live test how well different VPNs are working in the country

In conversation with Timothy Garton Ash: A blueprint for freer speech

In conversation with Timothy Garton Ash: A blueprint for freer speech

The professor of European Studies at Oxford University talks to Index on Censorship about his new book Free Speech: Ten Principles for a Connected World

Zunar wins Cartooning for Peace Prize: “Talent is not a gift but a responsibility”

Zunar wins Cartooning for Peace Prize: “Talent is not a gift but a responsibility”

Malaysian cartoonist Zulkiflee Anwar Haque, aka Zunar, has won the 2016 Cartooning for Peace Prize. The award was presented at a ceremony at the Palais Eynard in Geneva

Qadri’s legacy: Islamabad under siege

Qadri’s legacy: Islamabad under siege

On 27 March, thousands gathered in Islamabad's twin city Rawalpindi to commemorate the Chehlum of Mumtaz Qadri, marking 40 days since his death.

Worst countries for restrictions on religious freedom

Worst countries for restrictions on religious freedom

Here’s a roundup of some the most appalling religious freedom violations from across the globe.

#IndexAwards2016: Pravit Rojanaphruk has been targeted for speaking against Thailand’s military rule

#IndexAwards2016: Pravit Rojanaphruk has been targeted for speaking against Thailand’s military rule

On social media Thai journalist Pravit Rojanaphruk’s amused disobedience to his military-assigned “attitude adjusters” serves to make them look outdated and slightly ridiculous

#IndexAwards2016: Hamid Mir has been targeted for taking on unchallenged power

#IndexAwards2016: Hamid Mir has been targeted for taking on unchallenged power

Since becoming a journalist almost 30 years ago, Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir has had to choose between his life and his career

#IndexAwards2016: Pu Zhiqiang is unwavering in support of free speech

#IndexAwards2016: Pu Zhiqiang is unwavering in support of free speech

One of China’s leading human rights lawyers and free speech campaigners, Pu Zhiqiang is known particularly for his way with words

#IndexAwards2016: Bolo Bhi campaigns against attempts to censor the internet in Pakistan

#IndexAwards2016: Bolo Bhi campaigns against attempts to censor the internet in Pakistan

Bolo Bhi, which means “speak up” in Urdu, is a non-profit run by a powerful all-female team, fighting for internet access, digital security and privacy in Pakistan and around the world

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