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Harsh Ghildiyal: Defamation is not a crime

Harsh Ghildiyal: Defamation is not a crime

Index on Censorship youth advisory board member Harsh Ghildiyal explains why he thinks India's criminal defamation laws are not reasonable

Bangladesh must act against impunity

Bangladesh must act against impunity

Index on Censorship deplores the killing of blogger Niloy Chakrabarti in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and calls on the authorities to investigate the murder and ensure that those responsible are found and brought to justice.

Salil Tripathi: As Singapore turns 50, is it on the cusp of becoming different?

Salil Tripathi: As Singapore turns 50, is it on the cusp of becoming different?

As the Asian city-state marks its 50th anniversary of independence, Salil Tripathi examines the country's fuzzy relationship with free expression

#UnsilencingPakistan: A tribute to Sabeen Mahmud

#UnsilencingPakistan: A tribute to Sabeen Mahmud

“Tonight, please don’t forget to laugh and dream out loud, that would be the best tribute you could pay to Sabeen”, said Mahenaz Mahmud via video at Unsilencing Pakistan, a Thursday 23 July event co-hosted by Index on Censorship at London’s Conway Hall.

Sri Lanka: Colombo Telegraph facing censorship despite presidential promise

Sri Lanka: Colombo Telegraph facing censorship despite presidential promise

The Colombo Telegraph, Sri Lanka’s most iconoclastic investigative news website, is gearing up for this year’s second national election. And once again they face the threat of censorship -- despite a presidential promise to bring it to an end

Malaysia: Sedition case against cartoonist Zunar adjourned

Malaysia: Sedition case against cartoonist Zunar adjourned

Index calls on Malaysia to immediately drop all charges against Zunar and respect free expression

Zunar: I hope for freedom, but prepare to fight on

Zunar: I hope for freedom, but prepare to fight on

Cartoonist Zulkiflee Anwar Haque, aka Zunar, currently faces a record number of nine simultaneous charges under Malaysia’s controversial sedition act in a trial that is scheduled to begin on July 7.

Malaysian authorities must drop charges against cartoonist Zulkiflee Anwar Haque

Malaysian authorities must drop charges against cartoonist Zulkiflee Anwar Haque

Index on Censorship joins Article 19, English PEN, Media Legal Defence Initiative and PEN International in writing to the Malaysian prime minister calling for the charges against cartoonist, Zunar, to be dropped.

Staying silent is not an option, says persecuted Malaysian cartoonist Zunar

Staying silent is not an option, says persecuted Malaysian cartoonist Zunar

Zulkiflee Anwar Haque, aka Zunar, is facing nine charges and 43 years in prison under Malaysia's sedition act, with the trial set to start on 20 May

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

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