Category : Event Reports

Black and banned: Who is free speech for?

alt informationIs free speech a way to promote unheard and under-represented voices and perspectives, or is it a tool wielded by extremists and supremacists?

Expression Uncensored: “It’s a bonus when you realise your music is helping someone live their life”

alt informationExpression Uncensored, which was hosted by Sonos, Index on Censorship and Gay Times Magazine, featured a panel of leading musicians from around the world to discuss queer music and censorship. 

Challenging authority: Shakespeare and radical theatre today

alt information“When you hold the mirror up to nature and up to a totalitarian regime, it recognises it and attempts to stamp it out”

Nadine Strossen: Humane speech is the best way to lead people away from hate

alt information“The only effective and durable way to resist racism and discrimination is through speech and other non-censorial measures”

Secret nuclear bunker host to Index panel discussion on propaganda

alt informationDavid Aaronovitch, Jamie Bartlett and Xinran examine the past, current and future roles of propaganda at the Essex Book Festival

#BannedBooksWeek: What happens when ideas are silenced?

alt informationAward-winning journalist David Aaronovitch was joined in conversation with Irish young adult author Claire Hennessy and Saqi Books publisher Lynn Gaspard.

Former editor races half marathon to raise money for Index fellowship

alt informationFormer Index on Censorship magazine deputy editor Vicky Baker has raised £646 for Index in Athans half marathon run

#StandUpForSatire: Comedians come together in support of Index

alt informationThis top night of top comedy in support of Index featured Brendon Burns, Al Murray, Tim Key, Dane Baptiste, Kerry Godliman, Deborah Frances-White, Felicity Ward, Robin Ince and Simon Callow

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

Turkey’s post-referendum freedom of expression

alt informationA guest panel shared their thoughts on President Erdogan, polarisation and free speech following the referendum result in Turkey