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#StandUpforSatire: Top UK comedians come together in support of Index

#StandUpforSatire: Top UK comedians come together in support of Index

Host Al Murray was joined by a stellar line-up of stand-up comics before a sell-out crowd of 900

Anniversary of human rights defender’s arrest marks year of unprecedented repression in Azerbaijan

Anniversary of human rights defender’s arrest marks year of unprecedented repression in Azerbaijan

The Sport for Rights Coalition calls on the international community to immediately and publicly condemn the government of Azerbaijan's actions and take concrete steps to support Azerbaijani civil society.

Khadija Ismayilova tells court she is innocent of politically motivated charges

Khadija Ismayilova tells court she is innocent of politically motivated charges

Index calls on Azerbaijan's government to drop all charges against investigative journalist who has been in detention since December 2014

David Cameron wants to promote good speech and ban the bad. Prime Minister, that’s not how free speech works

David Cameron wants to promote good speech and ban the bad. Prime Minister, that’s not how free speech works

Free expression is not a “nice-to-have” add-on, a mere luxury principle tacked on the end of other more basic rights

The people investigating Serbia’s unsolved journalist murders

The people investigating Serbia’s unsolved journalist murders

Serbia's unique Commission for Investigating Killings of Journalists has come a long way. But founder and chairman, journalist Veran Matic, is paying a high price for justice: he lives under 24/7 police protection

Azerbaijan: Married political prisoners kept apart for 11 months, reunited in court

Azerbaijan: Married political prisoners kept apart for 11 months, reunited in court

Leyla and Arif Yunus have been detained for almost a year on what is widely recognised as politically motived charges

Azerbaijan: Lawyers call for the release of Intigam Aliyev

Azerbaijan: Lawyers call for the release of Intigam Aliyev

95 lawyers from 24 countries call for the immediate and unconditional release of human rights lawyer Intigam Aliyev. He has been in jail in Azerbaijan since 8 August 2014.

Greece: Can reborn ERT deliver on the promise of a truly public broadcaster?

Greece: Can reborn ERT deliver on the promise of a truly public broadcaster?

On June, 11 2015 the Greek public TV went back to its old name “ERT”, exactly two years after its abrupt closure by the previous conservative-led government.

Hungary: Government cracks down on freedom of information

Hungary: Government cracks down on freedom of information

Bill granting Hungarian authorities new powers to withhold information believed to be a response to recent use of freedom of information requests to expose wasteful government spending

Padraig Reidy: Why Golders Green isn’t Britain’s Skokie

Padraig Reidy: Why Golders Green isn’t Britain’s Skokie

This is the British way of free expression; a matter of practicality rather than principle, a pliable concept, one that can almost always be tempered by appeals to taste

Our knowledge about the past shouldn’t be restricted, says former UN free speech rapporteur

Our knowledge about the past shouldn’t be restricted, says former UN free speech rapporteur

I want to know the past, people shouldn't be able to alter records, said former UN free speech guru Frank La Rue

Azerbaijan: Independent newspaper Azadliq faces imminent closure

Azerbaijan: Independent newspaper Azadliq faces imminent closure

The Index award-winning paper is widely recognised as one of the last remaining independent news outlets operating inside the country

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