Index on Censorship magazine editors Jemimah Steinfeld and Rachael Jolley discuss the latest issues on freedom of expression at the border
CATEGORY: Volume 48.03 Autumn 2019
Autumn magazine launch: Facial recogniton presents perils for privacy
“Put your hand up if you’re concerned at the moment about facial recognition”
Playlist: Beats and borders
The autumn 2019 Index on Censorship magazine examines how border officials are demanding access to individuals’ social media accounts at frontiers around the world.
Arthur Miller’s The Sin of Power
The American playwright and author Arthur Miller wrote for Index Magazine in 1978 about The Sin of Power. Here we reproduce that article for the first time on our website.
Big Brother at the border
Editor-in-chief Rachael Jolley argues in the autumn 2019 issue of Index on Censorship magazine that travel restrictions and snooping into your social media at the frontier are new ways of suppressing ideas
Contents: Border forces: how barriers to free thought got tough
The autumn 2019 edition of Index on Censorship magazine looks at how border controls round the world have got tougher and are proving barriers to free expression
The autumn 2019 Index on Censorship magazine examines how border officials are demanding access to individuals’ social media accounts at frontiers around the world. This is ushering in a frightening new era where people are worried that their words, their criticism and taking part in a protest will end in a travel ban. In this issue Steven Borowiec writes about the toughest border of all between North and South Korea where South Koreans can be prosecuted for communicating with relatives in the north. Jan Fox reports how an opera singer who wanted a US visa removed posts from her Facebook page because she thought they might prevent her visiting. And Mark Frary looks at the difficulties for LGBT people travelling to some countries. Meanwhile Ela Stapley offers her top ten tips for securing your information when you pass borders, and Meera Selva looks at how governments are using internet shutdowns to control their populations, with India using it frequently to control information in Kashmir. We also publish an extract for the first time in English of Marguerite Duras’ screenplay for the 1977 film Le Camion (The Lorry) and a poem about male rape by the controversial award-winning poet Dean Atta. Also modern day writers Elif Shafak, Kerry Hudson and Emilie Pine plus theatre director Nicholas Hytner reflect on the lessons of past index contributors Nadine Gordimer, Václav Havel, Samuel Beckett and Arthur Miller
Podcast: Border forces with Peppermint, Ariana Drehsler and Steven Borowiec
The autumn Index on Censorship magazine podcast with Peppermint, Ariana Drehsler and Steven Borowiec exploring how travel restrictions at borders are limiting the flow of free thought and ideas