Category : censorship

Subverting Censorship

alt informationCelebrate fifty years since the abolishment of theatre censorship in Britain and the Hays Code in American cinema.

Tracey Bagshaw: Is compromise compromising news?

alt informationCommercial interference pressures on the UK's regional papers are growing. Some worry that jeopardises their independence.

Jean-Paul Marthoz: Commercial interference in the European media

alt informationJean-Paul Marthoz explores how commercial interference can impact journalism in Europe.

Index rejects UK committee’s recommendation to outsource censorship

alt informationIndex on Censorship rejects many of the suggestions made in a report into intimidation of UK public officials by a committee tasked with examining standards in public life.

Jodie Ginsberg: Art and authoritarianism

alt informationBecause of the very nature of artistic expression itself: that the more ways the censors try to find to shut down the ideas, the beliefs they don’t like, the more artists find creative ways to express those same ideas.

Joanna Williams: Censorious feminism ultimately backfires

alt informationFeminism today appears to be more concerned with images than reality.

Jodie Ginsberg: How censorship stifles debate

alt informationIndex on Censorship CEO Jodie Ginsberg explores how censorship undermines the tenets of free and democratic societies

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.