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Padraig Reidy: Sentenced to death for not believing in God

Padraig Reidy: Sentenced to death for not believing in God

Washiqur Rahman and Ajivit Roy were killed because they were atheists who refused to keep quiet about their beliefs

Malaysian cartoonist Zunar says “I will keep drawing until the last drop of my ink”

Malaysian cartoonist Zunar says “I will keep drawing until the last drop of my ink”

Malaysian political cartoonist Zulkiflee Anwar Haque "Zunar" was charged with nine counts of sedition for tweets posted following a controversial court ruling.
Drawing pressure: Cartoons from around the world

Will China’s detention of feminist activists shut the movement up or make it louder?

The continued detention of five activists arrested ahead of International Women's Day could be a turning point for Chinese feminists -- for better or worse, writes Jemimah Steinfeld

Padraig Reidy: Women are denied the right to exist in public space — even in death

Padraig Reidy: Women are denied the right to exist in public space — even in death

Whether openly hateful or couched in “protective” metaphor, the message to women is always clear: public interaction is for men, and at best, you are here by our permission

How Afghanistan’s female journalists are covering the stories no one else can

How Afghanistan’s female journalists are covering the stories no one else can

The country's female journalists are playing a vital role in society, but threats remain

#IndexAwards2015: Campaigning nominee Abdul Mujeeb Khalvatgar

#IndexAwards2015: Campaigning nominee Abdul Mujeeb Khalvatgar

Abdul Mujeeb Khalvatgar is an Afghan journalist and the executive director of the media advocacy group Nai Supporting Open Media in Afghanistan, which works to develop a free media as the country develops a peacetime society.

Index on Censorship condemns brutal murder of blogger Avijit Roy

Index on Censorship condemns the brutal murder of US-Bangladeshi blogger Avijit Roy. Roy, an atheist who advocated secularism, was hacked to death by a knife-wielding mob in Dhaka as he walked back from a book fair. Index CEO Jodie Ginsberg said: “Our sympathies are with the family of Avijit Roy.

Sri Lanka’s media needs reform — can new President Sirisena deliver?

Sri Lanka’s media needs reform — can new President Sirisena deliver?

The country needs a constitutionally recognised national commission to oversee media reform and ensure freedom of expression is properly defended, writes Rohan Jayasekera

Free speech in India: Uptick in defamation, attacks on media cause for concern

Free speech in India: Uptick in defamation, attacks on media cause for concern

The state of free speech in India remains a cause for concern judging by the rise in recorded attacks on the media and the increasing use of defamation suits -- the most marked trends in 2014.

Malala Yousafzai accepts 2014 Nobel Peace Prize

Malala Yousafzai accepts 2014 Nobel Peace Prize

Pakistani education campaigner Malala Yousafzai will accept the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize today in Oslo

Under cyber attack: an interview with Lobsang Sangay, Tibet’s exiled political leader

Under cyber attack: an interview with Lobsang Sangay, Tibet’s exiled political leader

Tibet’s leader-in-exile discusses his Buddhist approach to digital security, and why he still holds hope for the future of the internet

Jaspreet Singh: Ghosts of 1984

Jaspreet Singh: Ghosts of 1984

The novelist shares his memories of the aftermath of the assassination of then Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and its devastating impact on the country's Sikh citizens

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