Category : News and features
Law and the new world order
The distance between national leaders and judges is narrowing around the world. The summer 2019 issue of @Index_Magazine looks at how the erosion of judicial independence is impacting freedom of expression
Project Exile: Reporter escaped Russia after beating, burns
Fatima Tlisova didn't make it easy for the Russian government to get rid of her. As a reporter covering Russia's fight against Chechen separatists in what was known as the Second Chechen war in the early 2000s, she was kidnapped, beaten and had her fingertips burned with cigarettes by Russian security forces.
Is blackfacing beyond the pale?
Recently ‘blackfacing’ has been highlighted in many cultural manifestations that may not necessarily have been intended to demean Black or other non-white people.