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29 June: Legal protections for journalists worldwide? (Partner event)

29 June: Legal protections for journalists worldwide? (Partner event)

Six months after the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris, journalists face more threats than ever before, from harassment to imprisonment to murder – since the beginning of the year, 50 journalists have been killed. While some countries, like Norway, have scrapped blasphemy laws to strongly assert freedom of speech, others

How exiles are using social media but fear spies listening in

How exiles are using social media but fear spies listening in

Social media is being used innovatively to share news and stories by those that have fled from danger, says Jason DaPonte

#IndexDrawtheLine: Is offence a vital part of free expression?

#IndexDrawtheLine: Is offence a vital part of free expression?

Censorship, and the degree to which we self-censor, is becoming an increasingly difficult, yet pressing and vitally important, topic of debate amongst an ever-growing international community. Now, in the internet age, it has never been easier to connect and communicate with so many different people from all across the world.

Padraig Reidy: Enough of the “moderate Muslim”

Padraig Reidy: Enough of the “moderate Muslim”

There can be few more insulting coinages than the tedious phrase “moderate Muslim”. What does it mean? Who does it benefit?

2 Feb: Index magazine debate: Do we need a First Amendment in the UK?

2 Feb: Index magazine debate: Do we need a First Amendment in the UK?

Index on Censorship launch our Winter 2015 magazine on a historic day at the British Library

Don’t just click – speak out for free speech

Don’t just click – speak out for free speech

If you said ‘I believe in free expression, but…’ at any point in the past week, then this is for you. If you declared yourself to be ‘Charlie’, but have ever called for an offensive image to be removed from public viewing, then this is for you.

Free speech in India: Uptick in defamation, attacks on media cause for concern

Free speech in India: Uptick in defamation, attacks on media cause for concern

The state of free speech in India remains a cause for concern judging by the rise in recorded attacks on the media and the increasing use of defamation suits -- the most marked trends in 2014.

Free access to the Index on Censorship magazine app

Free access to the Index on Censorship magazine app

In September, Index on Censorship magazine launched a social media campaign which invited its readers to nominate a place which was symbolic of either free speech or censorship, with the winning locations being granted free access to the magazine app for one year. Nominations came from all over the world

Padraig Reidy: Who can speak and who must be silent?

Padraig Reidy: Who can speak and who must be silent?

Ask yourself: would it be better to have a society where people argued against me, or would I prefer a society where the authorities were entitled to decide what I should and should not say?

20 Nov: The cost of free information (BBC Radio 3)

20 Nov: The cost of free information (BBC Radio 3)

Catch Index CEO Jodie Ginsberg speaking at BBC Radio 3's Free Thinking Festival 2014

Index calls on UK to speak out against Bahraini human rights abuses after Rajab arrest

Index calls on UK to speak out against Bahraini human rights abuses after Rajab arrest

Index award winner Nabeel Rajab has been detained for seven days while being investigated for claims that he offended the Ministry of Interior over Twitter

Driving debate underground is not the answer to extremism

British Home Secretary Theresa May has proposed new laws that would ban extremists from TV and impose stricter controls on what can be said on the internet, in a speech at the annual Conservative Party conference. Index on Censorship is disturbed at these plans and their potential for stifling legitimate

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