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Bahrain: Calls for Abdulhadi al-Khawaja’s release from prison shine light on persecution of activists

alt informationIn 2011 Bahraini human rights defenders were arrested for pro-democratic activism. Seven years on, monthly protests are reminders of ongoing injustice.

Censorship in contemporary comedy (British Comedy Guide, 30 March 2018)

As the promoter of the We are Funny Project, the biggest open mic comedy network in London, I have experienced a very rocky last few weeks, veering between depression and elation. Read the full article. 

Hungary: a “samizdat” movement brings independent news to the people

alt informationIn Hungary’s rural areas, access to news critical of those in power is a rare thing. Now a small group has set out to challenge the information monopoly of the government by distributing an independent weekly

Julia panel discussion post-performance discussion responding to Richard Jones’ production of Handel’s Rodelinda, first seen at ENO in 2014 on Sat 11 November

post-performance discussion responding to Richard Jones’ production of Handel’s Rodelinda, first seen at ENO in 2014 on Sat 11 November

Mapping Media Freedom: Russian newspaper editor shot and killed

alt informationEach week, Index on Censorship’s Mapping Media Freedom project verifies threats, violations and limitations faced by the media throughout Europe

Nominations open for Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression Awards 2015

Awards honour journalists, campaigners and artists fighting censorship globally Judges include journalist Mariane Pearl and human rights lawyer Sir Keir Starmer Nominate at www.indexoncensorship.org/nominations Beginning today, nominations for the annual Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression Awards 2015 are open.  Now in their 15th year, the awards have honoured some of the world’s most remarkable […]

Azerbaijan: Rasul Jafarov appeal

alt informationThis is the appeal of Azerbaijani political prisoner, Rasul Jafarov. It was sent to Index on Censorship by his brother, Sanan Jafarov. Jafarov has now been detained for 54 days. Article 157 of the Code of Criminal Procedure deals with the restrictive measure of arrest. Article 157.2 states that arrest as a restrictive measure may be chosen […]

Banning us from watching this video of a criminal act is a step too far

alt informationThere is a difference between individuals exercising their right not to view or share a video, and companies such as Twitter -- or indeed the police force -- denying people the right to view it, writes Index CEO Jodie Ginsberg