Academic freedom under threat for more than 50% of world’s population
The ability to express and discuss ideas openly is being curtailed in univerisites, new data published by the Academic Freedom Index reveals
Do Chechens really support Putin’s war in Ukraine?
Russia’s aggression towards Ukraine mirrors the two bloody wars for independence in Chechnya. But those speaking out publicly against Ramzan Kadyrov’s pro-Putin policies are being harshly silenced
New play gives a voice to the forgotten Crimean Tatars
The powerful work tells the stories of indigenous Tatar dissidents and their families on the Russian-occupied peninsula
Major new global free expression index sees UK ranking stumble across academic, digital and media freedom
A major new global ranking index tracking the state of free expression is published today
Cause for alarm: Author Zinovy Zinik in conversation with Martin Bright
Pushkin House invites you to a joint celebration of Zinovy Zinik’s collection of short stories No Cause for Alarm (2022) and the winter issue of the...
2023: No calm water ahead
Happy New Year! I think we can all agree, regardless of where we live, that 2022 was a tumultuous year. There was seemingly a new crisis every...
In memory of Viktor Fainberg, 1968 Red Square demonstrator
The dissident fought hard for free expression and paid dearly. Here we shed more light on his amazing life
“I struggle with Kanye West being given a platform by anyone”
There are those within the Index family, including some of our founders, who consider free speech to be an absolute right, says Ruth Anderson
Who is 2022’s Tyrant of the Year?
Choose from our shortlist of 12 despots and vote on who you think has done most to crack down on freedom of expression this year
Tyrant of the year 2022: Vladimir Putin, Russia
Vladmir Vladimirovich Putin is the tyrant’s tyrant in more ways than one. Over the two decades he has dominated Russian politics as president and...
What Russia’s children think about the war in Ukraine
Since the end of February, author Yulia Yakovleva has interviewed children aged five to seventeen. Their testimonies are invaluable