Category : Ruth’s blog

#OffOn – Don’t switch off our online rights

alt informationThe EU is now developing online legislation along the lines of the UK's Online Safety Bill with its Digital Services Act

Banning books is a weak act

alt informationAs we mark Banned Books Week, our CEO urges you to go to the library and read something that challenges you

Sharing the stories that need to be told

alt informationIndex's CEO looks ahead to this weekend's Freedom of Expression Awards

Why we must not change the channel

alt informationThe news from countries around the globe is appalling but we need to bear witness

“We know more about what is happening to protestors in Myanmar than in Cuba”

alt informationThe view of the island as a socialist idyll is far from the truth

Pegasus: The tools may have changed but repressive regimes have not

alt informationThe revelation that NSO Group's smartphone spyware is being misused should come as no surprise

#BannedByBeijing: Monitoring Chinese censorship abroad

alt informationOur new campaign looks at how China is using soft power to limit free expression

A year is a long time in human rights violations

alt informationOur CEO Ruth Smeeth looks back on 12 months with Index on Censorship

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

Wake up Williamson: the Magdalen College controversy

alt informationIt's the students who should decide whose picture is on the wall of their common room, not the education secretary

“Tiananmen Square cemented my commitment to equality and justice”

alt informationOur CEO Ruth Smeeth was just nine when the image of Tank Man echoed around the world but it changed her views forever