Category : News and features

Maltese journalist Caroline Muscat continues in the spirit of her murdered colleague Daphne Caruana Galizia

alt informationOn 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: A press freedom case degenerates into a boardroom takeover

alt informationCumhuriyet’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.

Passion for Freedom: “There is always someone who wants to take freedom away”

alt informationIndex 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

Malta: Daphne Caruana Galizia’s son says the investigation into her murder could “shake up” the country’s establishment

alt informationAhead of the anniversary of Daphne Caruana Galizia’s murder, her son Paul talks to Index about the impact on his family and keeping attention on the case

Let’s not nanny British adults by censoring cartoons on beers

alt informationIndex 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.

Counter-terror bill will impact Northern Ireland’s journalists

alt informationBelfast-based Irish News security correspondent Allison Morris told Index on Censorship her concerns about the Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill in its current form.

This week at Index: Cuban artists can come to the UK after all

alt informationOn second thought: A decision to refuse visas to two award-winning Cuban artists has been reversed

UK overturns decision to refuse visas to award-winning Cuban artists

alt informationThe UK has overturned a decision to refuse visas to two award-winning Cuban artists who had been invited to take up a two-week artistic residency in Britain.

Are storytelling and appealing to emotions are valid ways of arguing, debate panellists at Index autumn magazine launch

alt information“Robust challenges” should be sought-after rather than silencing those who share different views, said @timandraharkness @indexcensorship event

How the publishing industry systemically silences voices from marginalised groups

alt informationWhen 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.

Noel Coward’s censored plays brought to life at British Library

alt informationMarking 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.