Category : News and features

NetBlocks tool tracks cost of internet shutdowns

alt information“Internet shutdowns are increasingly used by governments to control the flow of information, particularly around elections or political unrest.”

Tania Bruguera: Injustice exists because previous injustices were not challenged

alt informationTania Bruguera who was detained last week with fellow artists in Cuba for protesting against Decree 349, an artistic censorship law, has written an open letter

Index joins show of solidarity with Cuba’s jailed artists: “Art should not be criminalised”

alt informationIndex on Censorship joined others at the Tate Modern today in a show of solidarity with those artists arrested in Cuba for peacefully protesting Decree 349, a law that will severely limit artistic freedom in the country

A global call: No to Cuba’s Decree 349

alt informationThe decree does not include anything new to the current practice of the Cuban government, but it does offer a legal cover to a reactionary, ancient and regressive practice

Artist in Exile: Eddy Munyaneza driven to become the man behind the camera

alt informationEddy Munyaneza is an award-winning filmmaker who was forced into exile when he created documentaries about Burundi's president Pierre Nkurunziza, who was running for a third term and the political crisis that followed.

#IndexAwards2019 Rappler editor and actor to judge international freedom of expression awards

alt informationIndex on Censorship is proud to announce that the executive editor of Maria Ressa and actor Khalid Abdalla will join a panel of judges to select the 2019 Freedom of Expression Awards Fellowship winners.

Cuban artists arrested while protesting Decree 349

alt informationCuban artists Luis Manuel Otero Alcantara and Yanelys Nuñez Leyva, members of the Index-award winning Museum of Dissidence, were arrested in Havana on 3 December, along with the performance artist Tania Bruguera

Austria: A nation shrouded in secrecy

alt informationIn an email sent to all regional police departments on 24 September 2018, Austria’s Ministry of the Interior suggested limiting communication with “certain media outlets”, including the weekly news magazine Falter and the daily newspaper Der Standard

New report and guide on free speech in UK universities published

alt informationA narrative of safety and risk is hampering freedom of speech on UK university campuses, a new Index report has found.

Egypt: Index fellow wins Franco-German Prize for Human Rights and the Rule of Law

alt informationMohamed Lotfy, executive director of the Egyptian Commission for Rights and Freedoms, the organisation that won the 2018 Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression Award for Campaigning, has been awarded the Franco-German Prize for Human Rights and the Rule of Law

Jonathan Haidt on academic freedom: “We’re all caught in a minefield”

alt information“We’re all walking through a world in which one word we say can mean misreported — or partly reported — on Twitter and it blows up into something.”

Join the youth advisory board

alt informationIndex on Censorship is recruiting for its next youth advisory board, which will sit from January to July 2019.