Category : free speech

Meet the new Index youth board

Index recently appointed a new youth advisory board cohort. The eight young students and professionals, from countries including Hungary, Germany, India and the US, will hold their seats on the board until December.

Youth Advisory Board: Free speech issues around the world

For 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 on Censorship youth advisory board

We are looking for enthusiastic young people between that ages of 16 and 25 who can commit to monthly meetings and contribute fresh ideas to the discussion

Why is free speech important?

Freedom of expression is a fundamental human right. It reinforces all other human rights, allowing society to develop and progress. The ability to express our opinion and speak freely is essential to bring about change in society. Free speech is important for many other reasons. Index spoke to many different experts, professors and campaigners to […]

Join Index on Censorship’s Youth Advisory Board

Index on Censorship is recruiting for its next Youth Advisory Board for the six months from January until June 2016

Thoughts policed: Max Wind-Cowie

Have we created a media culture where politicians fear voicing an opinion that’s not the party line? Max Wind-Cowie reports

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 such as the UK are […]

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?

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. With these wide reaching forms […]

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?

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

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.