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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

This 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

There 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

Pakistan: Historic conviction for journalist killers

Guilty verdict a step forward in fight against impunity. Zofeen Ebrahim reports