Category : censorship

Index calls on UK to urge China to allow Liu Xiaobo to travel for treatment

alt informationChinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate and writer Liu Xiaobo, who was imprisoned since 2009 for calling for more freedom in his country, has been diagnosed with terminal liver cancer

Attacks on Mexican journalists

alt informationFor years, Index on Censorship has covered stories of violence against the media in Mexico. In the first six months of 2017, seven journalists have been killed.

Editorial: Laughter tracked

alt informationA country's sense of humour is a nebulous thing. But when it starts to disappear, something serious is afoot.

Petition challenges Pakistan’s censorship in court

alt informationNine Pakistani citizens have filed a constitutional petition in Pakistan to challenge censorship and recent arrests of journalists and activists

1984: A book that fits the times

alt informationFollowing similar events in the USA and Australia, the Orwell Foundation sponsored the first start-to-finish live reading of George Orwell’s 1984 in the UK on 6 June.

#IndexAwards2009: Ma Jian, TR Fyvel Book Award

alt informationMa Jian’s 2008 novel The Beijing Coma received the 2009 Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression TR Fyvel Book Award.

Youth Advisory Board: Free speech issues around the world

alt informationFor the past six months the Index on Censorship Youth Advisory Board has attended monthly online meetings to debate free speech issues and completed tasks

Index award-winning GreatFire launches groundbreaking new site to test VPNs in China

alt informationAnti-censorship group GreatFire have launched a new service that will help internet users inside China live test how well different VPNs are working in the country

Why is academic freedom important?

alt informationAcademic freedom has been the subject of many debates in recent months. With speakers regularly being no-platformed

Staging Shakespearean Dissent: plays that protest, provoke and slip by the censors

alt informationSaturday 23 April marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. To honour the occasion Index has put together a list of all things Shakespeare.

Student reading list: theatre and censorship

alt informationIndex on Censorship magazine Index has compiled a reading list of articles from the magazine archives covering the censorship of theatre.

What’s the taboo?

alt informationTaboos have been established to control society and retain a status quo. In this issue, Index explores what we're not supposed to talk about.