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Index condemns UK’s seizure of award winner’s passport

Index condemns UK’s seizure of award winner’s passport

Index on Censorship is appalled by the decision of UK border officials to confiscate the passport of Syrian journalist, and this year's Index Freedom of Expression Award winner, Zaina Erhaim.

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical – special benefit promotion in support of Index on Censorship

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical – special benefit promotion in support of Index on Censorship

The award-winning improvised musical Showstopper! has partnered with Index on Censorship to celebrate free expression this autumn.

International organisations condemn crackdown on freedom of expression in Turkey

International organisations condemn crackdown on freedom of expression in Turkey

An international delegation of civil society organisations visited Istanbul to demonstrate solidarity with writers, journalists and media outlets in Turkey.

Bahrain: Prominent rights activist charged for New York Times letter

Bahrain: Prominent rights activist charged for New York Times letter

Bahrain’s Public Prosecutor today charged prominent human rights activist, Nabeel Rajab, after the New York Times published his letter from prison.

4 Oct: Balancing security, democracy and civil liberties in an age of terrorism

4 Oct: Balancing security, democracy and civil liberties in an age of terrorism

Striking the right balance between strengthening national security measures and safeguarding civil liberties is a challenge faced by any attempt to counter terrorism.

Turkish journalists honour international organisations

Turkish journalists honour international organisations

The Journalists Association of Turkey (TGC) on Thursday gave a 2016 Press Freedom Award to a coalition of international organisations, including Index on Censorship, that have worked in concert since last year to support journalists in the country and fight an ongoing deterioration in the state of press freedom.

The power of hip hop: More than just guns and girls

The power of hip hop: More than just guns and girls

When you hear the words "hip hop", you may think about girls, guns and the other usual stereotypes that haunt the genre

14 July: The role of investigative journalism and a free media in fighting corruption

14 July: The role of investigative journalism and a free media in fighting corruption

How can we protect a free media and space for civil society? What are the growing restrictions facing journalists? How can investigative journalism fight corruption?

Discussion: What are taboos and what role do they play in society?

Discussion: What are taboos and what role do they play in society?

Do taboos play an essential role in culture and society, or must we simply get rid of them? Index on Censorship magazine editor Rachael Jolley spoke on the topic at Fritt Ord headquarters

Azerbaijan: Around the world protestors celebrate Khadija Ismayilova’s birthday

Azerbaijan: Around the world protestors celebrate Khadija Ismayilova’s birthday

Organisations and individuals from across the world took to the streets to celebrate the investigative journalist's birthday and call for the release of all political prisoners in Azerbaijan

Julia Farrington: Tackling self-censorship in the arts community

Julia Farrington: Tackling self-censorship in the arts community

To fully participate in society and to create art that calls power to account, the arts community needs to continue to identify, analyse and tackle the causes of self-censorship

Letter: EU must not ignore collapse of media freedom in Turkey

Letter: EU must not ignore collapse of media freedom in Turkey

Index and international press freedom organisations issued a joint letter ahead of the upcoming meeting between EU leaders and Ahmet Davutoğlu, Prime Minister of Turkey, to express concern over the collapse of media freedom in Turkey.

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