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

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

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

#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

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.

Untitled, @MuradSubay, 14/4/16

Untitled, @MuradSubay, 14/4/16

"I invite people like this: I just say – you paint now." That's how it works with artist Murad Subay.

Smockey: “The people in Europe don’t know what the governments in Africa do.”

Smockey: “The people in Europe don’t know what the governments in Africa do.”

Burkinabe rapper and activist Smockey officially becomes the inaugural Music in Exile Fellow

Jodie Ginsberg: “Free expression needs defenders”

Jodie Ginsberg: “Free expression needs defenders”

In the very first edition of Index on Censorship magazine – published in 1972 – the then editor Michael Scammell wrote that a definite need existed for such an organisation

Zaina Erhaim: “I want to give this award to the Syrians who are being terrorised”

Zaina Erhaim: “I want to give this award to the Syrians who are being terrorised”

While journalists and citizens fled, Syrian-native Zaina Erhaim returned to her war-ravaged country and the city of Aleppo in 2013 to ensure those remaining were not forgotten. She is now one of the few female journalists braving the twin threat of violence from both ISIS and the president, Bashar al-Assad.

Bolo Bhi: “What’s important is the process, and that we keep at it”

Bolo Bhi: “What’s important is the process, and that we keep at it”

Bolo Bhi are a digital campaigning group who have orchestrated an impressive ongoing fight against attempts to censor the internet in Pakistan. The all-women management team have launched internet freedom programmes, published research papers, tirelessly fought for government transparency and run numerous innovative digital security training programmes. I would like

GreatFire: “Technology has been used to censor online speech — and to circumvent this censorship”

GreatFire: “Technology has been used to censor online speech — and to circumvent this censorship”

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales read anonymous collective GreatFire’s acceptance speech. We are honoured to have been chosen as the winner of Index’s 2016 digital activism award. We’d like to take this opportunity to highlight the incredible and important work being done by the other digital activism nominees who are as, if

Murad Subay: “I dedicate this award today to the unknown people who struggle to survive”

Murad Subay: “I dedicate this award today to the unknown people who struggle to survive”

I am honoured to be here with all of you today and for that, I would like to thank Index on Censorship for giving me this award, for believing in me and for acknowledging our work back home.

Index announces winners of 2016 Freedom of Expression Awards

Index announces winners of 2016 Freedom of Expression Awards

A female journalist training reporters from within war-torn Syria, and a group busting online censorship in China are among this year’s Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression Awards winners.

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