It was a full house at the Goethe Institut in west London on Thursday night as Index magazine launched its latest issue with a debate on freedom in Europe, 25 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Did things turned out as we expected?
CATEGORY: Volume 43.01 Spring 2014
Index on Censorship arrived at the Big Bookend Festival in Leeds to discuss whether it is acceptable for governments and others to withhold information from the public during a conflict
Listen to a podcast interview with former director of public prosecution in England and Wales, Sir Keir Starmer, and editor of Index on Censorship magazine Rachael Jolley. In the interview Sir Keir covers social media, whistleblowing and online abuse.
When the small Scottish shipbuilding town of Clydebank was flattened during one of the most destructive bombing raids of World War II, officials took extraordinary measures to suppress the details. John Macleod reports for the spring 2014 issue of Index on Censorship magazine
In the new issue of the magazine, we include a special report the war of the words on the use of propaganda and censorship during conflicts.
Our special report, starts with WWI where the current use of the term propaganda was invented and looks at poster campaigns, and propaganda journalism in the USA, but our writers also look at WWII, Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria.