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27 Jan: What’s the taboo? Index magazine launch debate

27 Jan: What’s the taboo? Index magazine launch debate

Join us to celebrate the launch of What’s the Taboo? – Index’s latest magazine featuring stories of the most controversial subjects from around the world and how we are afraid to tackle them

#Index100: Unveiling this year’s 100 global free speech heroes

#Index100: Unveiling this year’s 100 global free speech heroes

A graffiti artist who paints murals in war-torn Yemen, a jailed Bahraini academic and the Ethiopia’s Zone 9 bloggers are among those listed among this year’s #Index100 global free expression heroes.

4 Nov-Jan: Malaysian cartoonist Zunar exhibited in London

4 Nov-Jan: Malaysian cartoonist Zunar exhibited in London

To mark the 200th anniversary of the death of English caricaturist and printmaker James Gillray, the Cartoon Museum is mounting an exhibition of his work

30 Oct: Vigil for Raif Badawi and Waleed Abulkhair

30 Oct: Vigil for Raif Badawi and Waleed Abulkhair

Saudi Arabian blogger and activist Raif Badawi is the winner of this year’s Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, awarded by the European Parliament. Badawi, who also won 2015 PEN Pinter Prize for an International Writer of Courage, was convicted in May 2014 for insulting Islam and founding a liberal website.

29 Oct: My fight through cartoons: In conversation with Zunar

29 Oct: My fight through cartoons: In conversation with Zunar

Join us to hear a courageous artist speak about his cartoons and his inspirations, and human rights and freedom of expression in his home country Malaysia.

25 Oct: Light Behind Bars – what would you go to prison for?

25 Oct: Light Behind Bars – what would you go to prison for?

‘Light Behind Bars’ is an interactive art installation recognising the sacrifice made by people locked up for their thoughts, writings, art or politics. Remembering past dissidents – like Richard Carlile, imprisoned in 1819 for publishing Thomas Paine’s ‘The Rights of Man’. Spotlighting present prisoners – from Raif Badawi, the Saudi blogger sentenced to

25 Oct: Question Everything – Cambridge Festival of Ideas

25 Oct: Question Everything – Cambridge Festival of Ideas

“Question everything. Learn something. Answer nothing” Euripides

15-17 Oct: Beyond the Obvious 2015 (partner event)

15-17 Oct: Beyond the Obvious 2015 (partner event)

Index on Censorship will be participating in Beyond the Obvious 2015, the annual conference of Culture Action Europe.

8 Oct: The elephant in the room: parallels between Martyr and Homegrown

8 Oct: The elephant in the room: parallels between Martyr and Homegrown

Join Index on Censorship, Actors Touring Company and the Unicorn Theatre for an evening of theatre and debate on Thursday 8 Oct at 7pm.

13 Oct: Spies, secrets and lies

13 Oct: Spies, secrets and lies

From China’s new security laws and South Korea’s new smartphone spies to Eritrea’s agents and the new fighters for free expression online. Where and what are the challenges today and how do they compare to the past?

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

Leading actors including Janet Suzman will read from three such authors recently published in Index on Censorship magazine: Ma Jian (China), Meltem Arikan (Turkey) and Costa Book Award-winner Christie Watson.

29 Sep: How to protect the freedom to read in your library – webinar

29 Sep: How to protect the freedom to read in your library – webinar

What do you do when someone finds a book in your library offensive and wants to take it off your shelves? Join Sage and Index on Censorship for a Banned Books Week webinar

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