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Zaina Erhaim: Syria’s Rebellious Women

Zaina Erhaim: Syria’s Rebellious Women

                    A series of short documentaries directed by 2016 Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression Awards finalist Zaina Erhaim were screened at the Frontline Club in London last night. Syria’s Rebellious Women was filmed by the Syrian journalist over an 18-month

Zaina Erhaim: “I want to give this award to the Syrians who are being terrorised”

Zaina Erhaim: “I want to give this award to the Syrians who are being terrorised”

While journalists and citizens fled, Syrian-native Zaina Erhaim returned to her war-ravaged country and the city of Aleppo in 2013 to ensure those remaining were not forgotten. She is now one of the few female journalists braving the twin threat of violence from both ISIS and the president, Bashar al-Assad.

12 April: Zaina Erhaim on Syria’s Rebellious Women

12 April: Zaina Erhaim on Syria’s Rebellious Women

Join us at the Frontline Club for a film screening and discussion with Zaina Erhaim, a Syrian journalist shortlisted for the Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression Awards 2016.

Syria: Renewed calls for Bassel Khartabil’s release on fourth anniversary of detention

Syria: Renewed calls for Bassel Khartabil’s release on fourth anniversary of detention

Syria’s authorities should reveal the whereabouts of Bassel Khartabil, a software developer and free speech activist, and release him immediately

19 March: Where is Bassel Khartabil?

19 March: Where is Bassel Khartabil?

Join Index on Censorship in a day of solidarity, awareness and support for Palestinian-Syrian open access activist Bassel Khartabil

Bassel Khartabil: Four years since arrest of Palestinian-Syrian online freedom activist

Bassel Khartabil: Four years since arrest of Palestinian-Syrian online freedom activist

Four years have passed since Palestinian-Syrian software developer Bassel Khartabil (aka Bassel Safadi) was arrested in Damascus

Syria: Index condemns murder of Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently journalist

Syria: Index condemns murder of Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently journalist

Index on Censorship strongly condemns the murder of Ahmed Mohamed al-Mousa, a member of the news website and campaigning organisation Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (RBSS)

#Index100: Unveiling this year’s 100 global free speech heroes

#Index100: Unveiling this year’s 100 global free speech heroes

A graffiti artist who paints murals in war-torn Yemen, a jailed Bahraini academic and the Ethiopia’s Zone 9 bloggers are among those listed among this year’s #Index100 global free expression heroes.

Syria: Fears for life of free expression advocate Bassel Khartabil

Syria: Fears for life of free expression advocate Bassel Khartabil

Bassel Khartabil, a defender of freedom expression being held in conditions amounting to enforced disappearance, may be facing a death sentence

Syria: No word on Bassel Khartabil’s whereabouts

Syria: No word on Bassel Khartabil’s whereabouts

Unconfirmed reports are circulating that Khartabil has been secretly sentenced to death by the Syrian government. We ask the Syrian authorities to reveal Khartabil’s whereabouts and release him immediately and unconditionally.

#IndexAwards2015: Digital activism nominee Syria Tracker

#IndexAwards2015: Digital activism nominee Syria Tracker

Syria Tracker is a crisis mapping platform which collates and exhibits live data on human rights abuses and other welfare issues brought about by the Syrian conflict.

Naming and shaming: 8 countries egregiously violating religious freedom

Naming and shaming: 8 countries egregiously violating religious freedom

The U.S. State Department names and shames eight “Countries of Particular Concern” that severely violate religious freedom rights within their borders. Now an independent watchdog is naming and shaming the State Department, saying its list should be doubled. Brian Pellot reports

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