Category : News and features

Meet the new Index youth board

alt informationIndex on Censorship has recruited a new youth advisory board to sit until December 2017.

Bahrain: “They want you to be broken and this is why we keep going”

alt informationHuman rights defenders often confront obstacles that keep them from doing the work they set out to do. This is especially true in Bahrain.

Yemen: “Nobody is listening to us”

alt informationJournalist Abdulaziz Muhammad al-Sabri details the dangers of reporting in Yemen.

#IndexAwards2017: Ildar Dadin returns to activism

alt informationFreedom of Expression Campaigning Award-winner Ildar Dadin has returned to activism since his release from prison in February

Free speech must apply to all — even those we find offensive

alt informationFree speech — genuine free speech that tolerates the ideas we find most offensive — must apply equally

Bassel Khartabil: “I urge you to support nonviolent activism”

alt informationIn his speech accepting the 2013 Freedom of Expression Digital Activism Award, digital activist Bassel Khartabil stressed nonviolence in the struggle for freedom in Syria.

Ireland’s media ownership concentration breeds pessimism

alt informationWhile media observers routinely identify Ireland’s lack of plurality in media ownership, which is among the most highly concentrated in Europe, as a significant concern, there’s considerable disagreement on how to tackle the issue.

The revolution will be dramatised

alt informationDavid Aaronovitch argues in the summer 2017 issue of Index on Censorship magazine that historical drama can also be manipulative when it ignores details of the past

Bahraini court postpones decision in case against Nabeel Rajab

alt informationA Bahraini judge postponed a ruling until 11 September in one of the cases against human rights activist Nabeel Rajab

The academic freedom farce at the University of Cape Town

alt informationProfessor David Benatar shares his point of view on the University of Cape Town's academic freedom

Germany: G20 journalists face assault, intimidation and loss of accreditation

alt informationJournalists covering the G20 Summit in Hamburg in July were subject to assaults, intimidation and some lost their accreditation, according to verified incidents documented by Index on Censorship’s project Mapping Media Freedom.

The Commissar Vanishes: The falsification of images in Stalin’s Russia

alt informationThe Commissar Vanishes, David King’s visual history of the falsification of images, explores how Stalin manipulated photography to erase all memory of his victims