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Youth Advisory Board: Free speech issues around the world

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

Poetic Pilgrimage: Hip hop has the capacity to “galvanise the masses”

Poetic Pilgrimage: Hip hop has the capacity to “galvanise the masses”

Their love of music brought them together but it was their spirituality and a feeling of seeking that prompted them to convert to Islam

Index on Censorship youth advisory board

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

Index on Censorship Youth Advisory Board: January to June 2016

Index on Censorship Youth Advisory Board: January to June 2016

Index on Censorship recently appointed a new youth advisory board who attend monthly online meetings to discuss current freedom of expression issues and complete related tasks.

Index panel debates taboos of sex, race and hairy legs

Index panel debates taboos of sex, race and hairy legs

"When I went to the Loaded offices with hairy legs they told me to get out and that I could never be on the cover because apparently I’d made an effort with my nails but not my legs

Japanese government cancels visit from UN free speech representative

Japanese government cancels visit from UN free speech representative

The UN’s principal global monitor of freedom of expression, David Kaye, was due to visit Japan between 1 and 8 December

Youth Advisory Board urges Bangladeshi government to help bloggers

Youth Advisory Board urges Bangladeshi government to help bloggers

Secular bloggers in Bangladesh are fearing for their lives as four fellow bloggers were killed by machete-wielding extremists in the country earlier

Statement in support of Association Racines and all Moroccan artists

Statement in support of Association Racines and all Moroccan artists

The public space should be accessible to cultural actors, artists and organisations representing civil society and should be free of constraints

Philip Pullman, Jimmy Wales, and Steve McQueen join call for Angola to drop charges against investigative journalist

Philip Pullman, Jimmy Wales, and Steve McQueen join call for Angola to drop charges against investigative journalist

Rafael Marques de Morais was last week given a suspended sentence following a criminal defamation trial related to his 2011 book on blood diamonds, published for the first time in English on June 2

30 Jan: Walking the Tightrope – the tension between art and politics

30 Jan: Walking the Tightrope – the tension between art and politics

Presenting the world premiere of a collection of 12 explosive political five minute plays by writers including Mark Ravenhill, Neil LaBute and Caryl Churchill. Arising from events and decisions relating to The Underbelly and Incubator Theatre’s The City, Exhibit B and the Barbican, and The Tricycle Theatre. Each performance will include all twelve

Richard Howitt MEP: European Parliament targets Turkey’s record on free expression

Richard Howitt MEP: European Parliament targets Turkey’s record on free expression

As millions mourn the shooting of journalists in France, the European Parliament convening this week in Strasbourg today extended the fight for freedom of expression to legal threats, harassment and character assassination against free journalism in Turkey.

Rashid Razaq: As a Muslim, I know there is no God-given right not to be offended

Rashid Razaq: As a Muslim, I know there is no God-given right not to be offended

Satire is scary for people who can’t live with doubt. Because satire is all about creating doubt

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