The 10th annual Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression Awards ceremony, hosted by Jonathan Dimbleby at Royal Institute of British Architects on 25 March 2010. This year’s event promises to be the most important in the history of the awards, given the greatly increased profile that Index on Censorship is now enjoying in the UK and beyond.
The event, which is also Index on Censorship’s major fundraising drive, will honour the courage and efforts of people all over the world who campaign for freedom of expression even in the most hostile environments. We will also celebrate Index’s achievements over the past year, including our high profile campaign to change England’s libel laws. With appearances from top comedians and leading commentators, the evening will be both inspiring and entertaining.
At past events there have been poignant moments. Last year, the new media award was won by Psiphon, a revolutionary software programme that allows Internet access in countries where censorship is imposed. At the ceremony, Psiphon dedicated their award to imprisoned Iranian blogger Hossein Derakshan, who still languishes in jail.
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