Category : Ruth’s blog

“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

Let’s cut Lukashenko’s financial support

alt informationThe president of Belarus is acting with impunity against his critics. It is time to go further than words of condemnation

“I’m not a fan of Alexei Sayle but he has a right to hold his views”

alt informationOur CEO Ruth Smeeth fundamentally disagrees with the efforts of British parliamentarian, Matthew Offord, to stop the broadcast of an episode of Desert Island Discs featuring the comedian

The Queen’s Speech is a systematic assault on free expression

alt informationOn the face of it, the Government's legislative agenda looks reasonable but the devil is in the detail

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