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5 Sept: Listen to the Banned (partner event)

5 Sept: Listen to the Banned (partner event)

Join us in Lincoln for Festival 800, a celebration of the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta – a unique and powerful statement that began the world's march to freedom and liberty.

27 Aug: The Revolution Will Be Televised & Zambezi News

27 Aug: The Revolution Will Be Televised & Zambezi News

The Bafta-winning duo Heydon Prowse and Jolyon Rubinstein, of BBC Three’s comedy series The Revolution Will Be Televised are joining their award-winning Zimbabwean counterparts Zambezi News for a very special one-off show at The Comedy Café Theatre, London.

25 Sep: Writing the World: Voices of the Censored at Write On Kew

25 Sep: Writing the World: Voices of the Censored at Write On Kew

Index on Censorship has long championed artists and writers facing threats of persecution, violence or even death. Since 1972, Index on Censorship magazine has been a platform for original work by writers and artists highlighting stories of censorship and attacks on freedom. These short stories, poetry and plays are published

#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

9 Aug: Drawing Fire at Wilderness Festival

9 Aug: Drawing Fire at Wilderness Festival

Leading cartoonists step into the ring with heavyweight commentators for a quick-thinking, rapid-fire, free speech fight club: should anything should be off limits for the satirist?

To 1 Aug: Road Block – Reflections on Bahrain (Partner Event)

To 1 Aug: Road Block – Reflections on Bahrain (Partner Event)

An art installation and photography exhibition from artists working on the ground in Bahrain, part of Shubbak Festival 2015.

#UnsilencingPakistan: A tribute to Sabeen Mahmud

#UnsilencingPakistan: A tribute to Sabeen Mahmud

“Tonight, please don’t forget to laugh and dream out loud, that would be the best tribute you could pay to Sabeen”, said Mahenaz Mahmud via video at Unsilencing Pakistan, a Thursday 23 July event co-hosted by Index on Censorship at London’s Conway Hall.

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

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?

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

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