Category : Middle East and North Africa

Internet shutdowns: Sudan’s censorship tool of choice

alt informationThe African state regularly blocks access to the web when protests flare up and the recent military coup is no different

Richard Ratcliffe: The UK Government needs to look long and hard at its hostage policy

alt informationThe husband of jailed British-Iranian charity worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe talks about the reasons for his hunger strike as it enters its 16th day

Call for the immediate and unconditional release of Egyptian human rights defender Abdelrahman ‘Moka’ Tarek

alt informationIndex and nine other organisations call for Moka's release as he receives the 2021 Freedom of Expression Awards

Campaigning 2021

alt informationAbdelrahman Tarek is the winner in the 2021 Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression Awards Campaigning category

Champions of free expression celebrated at Index on Censorship awards

alt informationWinners from Egypt, Kyrgyzstan, Niger and the UK named at ceremony

Why journalists need emergency safe havens

alt informationJournalists tell Index how a new type of visa is vital to protect lives and stop media censorship. Rachael Jolley reports

Spinning bomb: Fighting the disinformation war

alt informationNerma Jelacic argues revisionists are manipulating free speech defenders

Index on Censorship announces shortlist for 2021 Freedom of Expression Awards

alt informationImprisoned Egyptian human rights campaigner, Russian feminist performance artist, and persecuted Djiboutian journalists among the shortlisted candidates

Remembering Jo Cox five years on

alt informationWhy we need to heed the words from the maiden speech of the murdered MP more than ever

Letter from Palestine: “I am either dead or I am muted”

alt informationThe Palestinian author Abbad Yahya says he is unable to freely express his thoughts