Category : Pussy Riot

Index on Censorship to host a night of forbidden songs

Free speech campaigners Index on Censorship will host a night of forbidden music on December 7 to raise money for censored artists.

Moddi: Unsongs playlist of the banned, censored and silenced

Norwegian musician Moddi's upcoming Unsongs compiles songs from across the world that have been banned. Index has put together a playlist of the songs included in the album

Belarus Free Theatre: “Dictators are scared of a strong mutual position”

Belarus Free Theatre have been using their creative and subversive art to protest the dictatorial rule of Aleksandr Lukashenko for over a decade.

Freedom of expression awards playlist

As the annual Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression Awards gala approaches, we've highlighted some of the musical talent of previous

Russia: Blasphemy law has aided the growth of religious censorship

Since the amended blasphemy law came into force in July 2013, Russian journalists have faced a growth of religious censorship

Four parts of Sochi 2014 the Russians didn’t want their citizens to see

Some of the biggest talking points from the Winter Olympics were muted in the host country. Alastair Sloan reports

Religion rules in Russia

From the magazine: Why does freedom of religion and belief continue to cause conflict in post-Soviet Russia? Alexander Verkhovsky looks at the new blasphemy act and its implications for freedom of expression

Is this America’s own Pussy Riot trial?

US climate activist Reverend Billy faces one year in jail for bank protest. Padraig Reidy reports

Hooliganism, the dictator’s catch all crime

Former Soviet countries use the vague charge to crack down on protest and dissent, Padraig Reidy writes

Putin promises discrimination free Olympics – should you believe him?

Here are a few cases that show just how empty Putin's promises are

Pussy Riot versus Darth Vader

The feminist punk collective has released a new song and video. Padraig Reidy reports

Religious youth group creates ‘Kill Pussy Riot’ game

A Russian Orthodox has launched a video game in which players attack members of punk feminist group Pussy Riot with a crucifix