Category : America

Index Index – International free speech round up 04/02/13

Index Index - International free speech round up 04/01/13

Index Index – International free speech round up 28/01/13

Index Index - International free speech roundup 28/01/13

Index Index – International free speech roundup 21/01/13

Two journalists have been killed in Syria while reporting on the front line. French journalist Yves Debay was shot twice while covering the conflict between the Syrian regime’s army and rebel forces on 17 January, reportedly killed by a regime sniper. Al Jazeera correspondent Mohamed Al-Massalma was shot with three bullets the following day during fights in […]

Obama’s free speech record

As Barack Obama gets ready to rally his troops at the Democratic National Convention, Mark Rumold says his administration has cast free speech aside in its pursuit of file sharers and whistleblowers

Atheists, billboards, and America

Sara Yasin: Atheists, billboards, and America

One Million Moms try to stop you from enjoying Schweddy Balls

While the likes of Andy Samberg attempt to resuscitate the American television programme, Saturday Night Live (SNL), many of us remember times when the show was actually funny. The 1998 “Delicious Dish” sketch, which was based on a fictional National Public Radio (NPR) program, involved cast members Molly Shannon and Ana Gastayer admiring the confectionery balls of […]

Rocky Horror Picture Show banned in Georgia

Sara Yasin: Rocky Horror Picture Show banned in Georgia

Letter from America: Pressure for US News Corp investigation building

Letter from America: Pressure for US News Corp investigation building

Canada: Student suspended for satirical YouTube videos

A Canadian twelfth grade student has been suspended for posting satirical videos on his own private YouTube account. The animations, criticising aspects of the American government and the behaviour of large corporations and were considered by the Donald A. Wilson Secondary School to be “detrimental to the positive moral tone of the school”. Jack Christie is currently […]

Letter from America: Fear stoked by fake Sharia threat violates real civil liberties

Emily Badger: Letter from America: Fear stoked by fake Sharia threat violates real civil liberties

Violent M.I.A music video banned on Youtube

Musician M.I.A‘s video for her new single Born Free has been banned from Youtube just days after it was released. The controversial video, directed by Romain Gavras, shows American police rounding redheads, and subjecting them to brutal violence. Critics have suggested the explicit video is a publicity stunt for M.I.A and the director, whose debut feature […]

Analysis: Index’s experts on Hillary Clinton’s internet freedom speech

Leslie Harris, Ethan Zuckerman, Bill Thompson, Ian Brown and Guido Fawkes react to Clinton's call for greater internet freedom