On 16 October 2017 Malta’s most important investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was murdered in Malta. Three men will stand trial for carrying out the crime but the masterminds remain untouched, rendering Malta an unsafe place for independent journalists. Journalist Caroline Muscat refuses to get distracted by that.
Cumhuriyet’s administration abruptly changed after a court ruling early September. Around 30 journalists and writers (some of whom had been in jail) were either dismissed or resigned in protest of the way the new board took over the newspaper.
Index on Censorship associate arts producer Julia Farrington met with Agnieszka Kolek to talk about policing of freedom of expression, and how the events of 2015 have impacted on plans for this year’s Passion for Freedom exhibition
Index on Censorship is standing with our free speech friends at Flying Dog Brewery who’ve just been told by a UK drinks marketing body they should stop selling one of the beers because the artwork might encourage “immoderate” drinking.
When Sunny Singh was writing her last novel, “Hotel Arcadia,” featuring an Indian protagonist caught in a terrorist siege, she received a response from a publisher she didn’t expect: “We already have our female war correspondent novel of the year.” They didn’t need another one.
Marking the 50th year anniversary of the end of UK theatre censorship ushered in by the Theatres Act of 1968, Index on Censorship hosted The Lord Chamberlain Regrets - Theatre and Censorship workshop looking at Noel Coward's controversial plays.