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UAE: Free human rights defender Dr Nasser Bin Ghaith

UAE: Free human rights defender Dr Nasser Bin Ghaith

We, the undersigned NGOs, call on the authorities to immediately release human rights defender and professor of economics Dr Nasser Bin Ghaith, who remains in detention

Bahrain: “Release Zainab Al-Khawaja with no further delay”

Bahrain: “Release Zainab Al-Khawaja with no further delay”

On 7 April 2016, Bahrain's foreign minister told the US State Department activist Zainab Al-Khawaja would be freed

Bahrain: critics and dissidents still face twin threat of statelessness and deportation

Bahrain: critics and dissidents still face twin threat of statelessness and deportation

When we read about displaced people in the press, we usually hear about Syrian refugees fleeing IS or the one person per second displaced by natural disaster

Worst countries for restrictions on religious freedom

Worst countries for restrictions on religious freedom

Here’s a roundup of some the most appalling religious freedom violations from across the globe.

12 April: Zaina Erhaim on Syria’s Rebellious Women

12 April: Zaina Erhaim on Syria’s Rebellious Women

Join us at the Frontline Club for a film screening and discussion with Zaina Erhaim, a Syrian journalist shortlisted for the Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression Awards 2016.

Bahrain must immediately release Zainab Al-Khawaja

Bahrain must immediately release Zainab Al-Khawaja

Index on Censorship calls for the immediate release of human rights activist Zainab Al-Khawaja, who was arrested on Monday 14 March 2016 with her one-year-old son Abdulhadi.

Syria: Renewed calls for Bassel Khartabil’s release on fourth anniversary of detention

Syria: Renewed calls for Bassel Khartabil’s release on fourth anniversary of detention

Syria’s authorities should reveal the whereabouts of Bassel Khartabil, a software developer and free speech activist, and release him immediately

19 March: Where is Bassel Khartabil?

19 March: Where is Bassel Khartabil?

Join Index on Censorship in a day of solidarity, awareness and support for Palestinian-Syrian open access activist Bassel Khartabil

Bassel Khartabil: Four years since arrest of Palestinian-Syrian online freedom activist

Bassel Khartabil: Four years since arrest of Palestinian-Syrian online freedom activist

Four years have passed since Palestinian-Syrian software developer Bassel Khartabil (aka Bassel Safadi) was arrested in Damascus

UAE: Human rights organisations renew call for release of peaceful activists

UAE: Human rights organisations renew call for release of peaceful activists

On the third anniversary of the start of the mass trial of 94 individuals, including government critics and advocates of reform, 10 human rights organisations appeal to the government of the United Arab Emirates to release immediately and unconditionally all those imprisoned

Bahrain: Ibrahim Sharif sentenced to one year in prison for 2015 speech

Bahrain: Ibrahim Sharif sentenced to one year in prison for 2015 speech

A Bahraini court sentenced Ibrahim Sharif, former secretary-general of the secular, left-wing National Democratic Action Society, yesterday to a year in prison

Underground music around the world playlist

Underground music around the world playlist

In some countries, there have been flourishing underground music scenes sprouting up in the last few years, despite a continuing trend of censorship of the arts and governmental suppression

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