Category : News and features

Brazil: tragedy, farce and fascism

alt informationBrazil's far-right demons are loose and democracy is under attack, writes author Urariano Mota ahead of Brazil's elections

The woman exposing the propaganda puppet masters

alt informationEmma Briant researches the players behind some of the largest misinformation and disinformation campaigns today

The Online Safety Bill must be completely overhauled

alt informationIndex calls on the new Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport to ensure legislation does not damage rights to freedom of expression and privacy

Iran shuts down internet after protests spiral over 22-year-old’s death

alt informationAccess to popular platforms such as Instagram and WhatsApp has been stopped following the death of Mahsa Amini after her arrest by the country's morality police

Banned Books Week 2022: In conversation with Xinran

alt informationIn recognition of Banned Books Week 2022, Index on Censorship’s Jemimah Steinfeld interviews author and journalist Xinran about censorship in China

China must protect the rights of Huang Xueqin and Wang Jianbing

alt informationOn the anniversary of the detention of two young Chinese human rights defenders, Index joins call for country to uphold its international obligations

Joint statement on the proposal for the European Media Freedom Act

alt informationIndex joins with other journalists’, media freedom, and human rights organisations to call for strengthened efforts to increase transparency in media ownership

Saudi Arabia is equating free online expression with terrorism

alt informationAs we mark 20 months since the arrest of Salma al-Shehab, Index calls for the country’s Specialized Criminal Court to be overhauled

LIVE: Protest and the Royal succession

alt informationThe Queen's death has put freedom of expression under the spotlight after anti-monarchy protesters were arrested. Read our rolling coverage of the issues

UN report cites serious human rights violations in Xinjiang but ultimately fails the Uyghurs

alt informationThe UN Human Rights Office report on China's activities in the region has finally been published after long delays and on the day the High Commissioner ends her term