Category : News and features

Index’s summer magazine launch party marks 100th anniversary of Russian Revolution

alt informationIndex on Censorship magazine celebrated the launch of its summer 2017 issue with an evening exploring the 1917 Russian Revolution and its effects on our freedoms today

Playlist: Music and revolution

alt informationMusic has an undeniable ability to move people; musicians can reach across borders and boundaries, pull at the heartstrings and say the unsayable.

Mapping Media Freedom: Turkey continues to use judicial harassment as a means to silence journalists

alt informationThroughout June, Index on Censorship’s Mapping Media Freedom project has recorded a number of violations in Turkey, which is now the biggest jailer of journalists in the world.

Index-led Mapping Media Freedom project officially launches in London

alt informationIndex on Censorship officially launched its Mapping Media Freedom platform at the London residence of Swedish Ambassador Torbjörn Sohlström

Editorial: Laughter tracked

alt informationA country's sense of humour is a nebulous thing. But when it starts to disappear, something serious is afoot.

#WeAreArrested: Turkish journalist Can Dündar’s book performed live in UK

alt informationThe Royal Shakespeare Company performed an abridged version of Turkish journalist's book We Are Arrested

Mapping Media Freedom: Journalists detained at Russian protests

alt informationOver the last seven days protests, lawsuits, and self-proclaimed governments have stopped journalists from doing their jobs in countries covered by Index on Censorship’s project Mapping Media Freedom.

The Netherlands: Journalists stand up against online sexual harassment

alt informationA petition urging advertisers to withdraw their ads from provocative right-wing blog GeenStijl, shook up The Netherlands last month.

Protester arrested during demonstration at Bahrain Embassy in London

alt informationThe director of advocacy at the Bahrain Institute for Human Rights and Democracy stepped onto the embassy’s steps and was arrested a few minutes later

London protest marks a year in prison for Nabeel Rajab

alt informationHuman rights activist Nabeel Rajab has been in prison in Bahrain for a full year for expressing opinions. During this time, he has been primarily held in solitary confinement

Petition challenges Pakistan’s censorship in court

alt informationNine Pakistani citizens have filed a constitutional petition in Pakistan to challenge censorship and recent arrests of journalists and activists