Category : Index Awards

Syrian journalist says UK is dealing with Assad as “a president, not a criminal”

Journalist Zaina Erhaim says the Syrian government wants her killed and that co-operating with Syrian officials, by seizing her passport, was a very dangerous thing for the UK to have done.

How are women journalists shaping war reporting today?

On 24 September Index’s CEO, Jodie Ginsberg, gathered with former BBC chief news correspondent Kate Adie and 2016 Index award-winning journalist Zaina Erhaim

Bahrain: Nabeel Rajab sentencing postponed to 31 Oct

Bahrain's judicial harassment of award-winning human rights defender must end

Bolo Bhi will continue to fight Pakistan’s cyber crimes law

Bolo Bhi is continuing its fight against Pakistan's recently enacted cyber crimes bill.

GreatFire: Tear down China’s Great Firewall

In April 2016 the US government called China’a Great Firewall a barrier to trade. It came in the months following the US criticising China over its cyber spying on American

Groups condemn the confiscation of Syrian journalist’s passport by UK officials

We condemn the decision of UK border officials to confiscate the passport of Syrian journalist, Zaina Erhaim, at the request of Syrian authorities.

Smockey: “We would like to trust the justice of our country”

Burkinabe rapper and activist with Le Balai Citoyen, Smockey, became the inaugural Music in Exile Fellow at the Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression Awards in April 2016.

Zaina Erhaim: Balancing work and family in times of war

2016 Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression Journalism Award-winner Zaina Erhaim discusses the ongoing war in Syria.

Artist Murad Subay worries about the future for Yemen’s children

On 3 September 2015, a group of Houthi rebels convened a meeting at al-Najah School in the al-Haima district of Bani Waleed, a village, 72 kilometres west of Yemen’s capital, Sanaa.

Nominations open for 2017 Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression Awards

Beginning today, nominations for the Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression Awards Fellowship are open.

#IndexAwards2016 Fellowship: We all have to act but we prefer peaceful acts

Following the Freedom of Expression Awards on 13 April, Index on Censorship magazine editor Rachael Jolley caught up with the fellowship

Bolo Bhi: Pakistan’s cyber crimes bill needs major changes

The cyber crimes bill passed by Pakistan’s lower legislative chamber is unacceptable and needs major changes, Bolo Bhi told Index on Censorship.