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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

Padraig Reidy: A disgraceful use of the Communications Act

Padraig Reidy: A disgraceful use of the Communications Act

The prosecution of Pastor James McConnell under the Communications Act is the action of a prosecution service more interested in appearing to be liberal than upholding justice and rights

Poland: Journalist Lukasz Masiak fatally beaten

Poland: Journalist Lukasz Masiak fatally beaten

Lukasz Masiak, who had been subject to numerous threats believed to be connected to his work, died of traumatic brain injury after being assaulted in the Polish town of Mlawa

Fear of terror and offence pushing critical voices out of UK universities

Fear of terror and offence pushing critical voices out of UK universities

From a government crackdown on extremism to marketing departments' concerns over branding, lecturer Thomas Docherty looks at the threats to the tradition of free discussion on campus

Index Awards 2015: Driving the “good fight for change”

Index Awards 2015: Driving the “good fight for change”

Five courageous individuals were named Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression Award winners on 18 March 2015. Three months later, here are updates on their ongoing work

Padraig Reidy: Just another old man yelling at a cloud?

Padraig Reidy: Just another old man yelling at a cloud?

Every so often (roughly generationally) there are upheavals in mores and language. We’re on that cusp now.

13 governments that are definitely not jailing people over free speech

13 governments that are definitely not jailing people over free speech

Just look at these definitely-not-free-speech-related charges journalists and activists and human rights lawyers and pro democracy campaigners face

Azerbaijan must allow free reporting at European Games

Azerbaijan must allow free reporting at European Games

On the eve of the opening ceremony, foreign journalists and rights activists have been banned from reporting on the Baku Games. Index on Censorship calls on Azerbaijan to allow civil society groups and journalists from at home and abroad to report freely

Ten times the Azerbaijani president told us how much he loves press freedom

Ten times the Azerbaijani president told us how much he loves press freedom

Don't be fooled by the fact that journalists in Azerbaijan have been jailed, beaten, killed, and forced into hiding and exile, and their foreign colleagues banned from entering the country: Ilham Aliyev is all about media freedom

Padraig Reidy: When Putin met the Pope

Padraig Reidy: When Putin met the Pope

What might have happened when the leader of the world’s largest state met the leader of the world’s smallest?

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