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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

Opinions are protected by the right to freedom of expression

The arrest of French comedian Dieudonné today appears to be connected to a Facebook comment he posted after Sunday’s march in Paris in which he said he felt he “finally returned home… I feel like Charlie Coulibaly” – remarks that have been interpreted as condoning the action of one of the terrorists involved in

Azerbaijan: Government arrests investigative journalist

Azerbaijan: Government arrests investigative journalist

The arrest of Azerbaijani investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova today underscores the entrenched authoritarian instincts of the government of President Ilham Aliyev

Azerbaijan must stop its suppression of civil society

Mr Ilham Aliyev President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Avenue 7 1005 Baku Republic of Azerbaijan Fax: +994124923543 and +994124920625 Email: office@pa.gov.az Mr President, As the Chairmanship of the Council of Europe by the Republic of Azerbaijan draws to a close, we, the undersigned members and partners of the

Padraig Reidy: Ilham Aliyev’s nonexistent connection with reality

Padraig Reidy: Ilham Aliyev’s nonexistent connection with reality

In an authoritarian society, with power utterly concentrated to the leader and his cadre, there is no such thing as an isolated failure. As a result, every aspect of life must be spun.

Expose crony capitalism and be censored in India

Expose crony capitalism and be censored in India

A book detailing the allegedly shady dealing behind a gas contract has been targeted by the companies involved in the latest example of censorship in India, writes Saurav Datta.

New law could force Ugandans to love their country

New law could force Ugandans to love their country

The soon to be tabled Patriotism Bill would require every Ugandan to, among other things, support all government development programs and defend national property. Edward Ronald Sekyewa reports

Drawing the Line: “promoting” same-sex relationships?

Drawing the Line: “promoting” same-sex relationships?

Homosexuality and LGBT rights have has been making headlines. Index hosted a Google Hangout to debate young people's views on same-sex relationships

The EU and free expression: Human rights dialogues

The EU and free expression: Human rights dialogues

To promote freedom of expression and other human rights, the EU has 30 ongoing human rights dialogues with supranational bodies, but also large economic powers such as China.

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