Category : Ruth’s blog

There needs to be a space to be offended while protecting people from hate

alt informationFacebook's Oversight Board has published its decision on the social media platform's decision to ban Donald Trump

“The CCP will one day fall” – Ma Jian’s words give us hope

alt informationThe author spoke at this week's spring magazine launch

The right to speak out depends on the right to breathe

alt informationFreedom of expression relies on the right to walk the streets where you live in safety and security

Why the Freedom of Expression Awards matter

alt informationThey remind us of the struggles people are prepared to fight for their beliefs

The chilling effect of polarisation on measured debate

alt informationThis week, academics have been compared to the KKK and a trans writer attacked for being long-listed for a women's literary prize. Extreme views are stifling the conversation

The harassment of international journalists in China is becoming normalised

alt informationIndex stands in support of the BBC's China correspondent John Sudworth who has fled to Taiwan with his family

As we celebrate our 50th birthday, we know our work is far from done

alt informationIn 1971, writers and scholars came together with a vision to be a voice for the persecuted. That vision continues today

We defend the right to protest, even during a pandemic

alt informationDemonstrations by design are meant to disrupt normal activity and to annoy and irritate the establishment

Why what is happening in Hong Kong and Xinjiang is not an internal affair

alt informationPeople are being arrested, being disappeared and are dying on our watch

It is women who are paying the ultimate price for their beliefs

alt informationYoung protestors and reporters have given their lives in the past week in Myanmar and Afghanistan

Speech should be free but not of consequences

alt informationRather than genuinely tackling the thornier issues, we’re seeing calls for more regulations online as a quick fix

We need Andrei Aliaksandrau and 254 others in Belarus back home

alt informationLukashenko's government has doubled down by raiding the homes and offices of activists and journalists