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23 July: Unsilencing Pakistan — a tribute to Sabeen Mahmud

23 July: Unsilencing Pakistan — a tribute to Sabeen Mahmud

Join in commemorating and celebrating an extraordinary woman who lost her life working fearlessly for free expression, human rights and social change

29 June: Legal protections for journalists worldwide? (Partner event)

29 June: Legal protections for journalists worldwide? (Partner event)

Six months after the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris, journalists face more threats than ever before, from harassment to imprisonment to murder – since the beginning of the year, 50 journalists have been killed. While some countries, like Norway, have scrapped blasphemy laws to strongly assert freedom of speech, others

Podcast: Are religious freedom and free speech intertwined?

Podcast: Are religious freedom and free speech intertwined?

Index on Censorship magazine editor Rachael Jolley chairs a panel of assistant features editor at the Yorkshire Evening post Chris Bond, imam Qari Muhammad Asim MBE and author Anthony Clavane

30 July: Stand Up for Satire in support of Index on Censorship

30 July: Stand Up for Satire in support of Index on Censorship

Join stand-up star Al Murray the Pub Landlord and outspoken friends for a top night of comedy in support of Index on Censorship

1 July: Silenced on campus: are our universities safe-guarding free expression?

1 July: Silenced on campus: are our universities safe-guarding free expression?

Education, the beginning of some many roads. But if we start closing some of those avenues down, arguing that they are too dangerous or challenging, do we begin to travel in a terrifying direction?

16 June: Can liberty survive in the information age? (partner event)

16 June: Can liberty survive in the information age? (partner event)

King's College hosts Alan Turing debate to mark 500th anniversary of King's Chapel

8 July: A 21st century Magna Carta (partner event)

8 July: A 21st century Magna Carta (partner event)

Justice, Money, Power debate at the City of London Festival

15-16 June: Conference on journalists’ safety, media freedom and pluralism in times of conflict

Index will be at the conference, which will cover best practices for war reporting, journalism ethics and the information war, among other issues

13 July: 800 years after the Magna Carta, do we have a free press?

13 July: 800 years after the Magna Carta, do we have a free press?

Join the Society of Editors, London Press Club, Media Society, Women in Journalism and YouGov for the debate

July 2: Fighting Machetes with Pens – The Voltaire Lecture 2015 (partner event)

July 2: Fighting Machetes with Pens – The Voltaire Lecture 2015 (partner event)

On 26 February this year, Bonya Ahmed and her husband Avijit Roy, both humanist bloggers, were visiting the national book fair of Bangladesh. Just outside Dhaka University, they were attacked with machetes by Islamic fundamentalists. Ahmed was severely wounded and Roy himself was killed. In the British Humanist Association’s 2015 Voltaire Lecture, Ahmed will make

17 June: Day of action for Raif Badawi

17 June: Day of action for Raif Badawi

Activist and blogger Raif Badawi was first arrested on 17 June 2012. Three years later he remains in prison on charges that are widely believed to be politically motivated. Badawi had already spent almost two years in prison before being convicted in May 2014 for insulting Islam and founding a

5 June: Rosewater film screening + Q&A with Maziar Bahari

5 June: Rosewater film screening + Q&A with Maziar Bahari

This film screening, at Broadway Cinema, Nottingham, will be followed by a discussion exploring the threats to, and limits of, our right to freedom of expression

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