Category : terrorism

Jodie Ginsberg: New laws not the way to tackle extremism

alt informationNew laws to limit and surveil speech on and offline are not the way to tackle extremism. Our response must not be to curtail those very freedoms.

Podcast: Kenyan journalist forced into hiding after reporting the news

alt informationYassin Juma is an extraordinary journalist, who has taken great personal risk to get the story of what is happening in the war that is being waged in Somalia against Al-Shabaab

“Malian concert planned to go ahead despite attacks”

alt informationIslamists have tried to stop music being played in Mali over the past few years

How to spot the difference between a terrorist and a journalist

alt informationIt can be tough telling innocent hacks from violent insurrectionaries. Index on Censorship is here to help

Terrorising Journalism

alt informationThe detention of David Miranda sets a dangerous precedent, says Dan Hyde

Can we change how we talk about the web?

If we want the web to be a positive place for young people, we need to start talking about the positive things that happen there, says Padraig Reidy

Index responds to Theresa May comments

Theresa May's comments on the Andrew Marr Show have lead to a round of speculation around the actions that the Home Secretary will take in the wake of Woolwich, especially in regard to the shelved Communications Data Bill.

Syrian free speech advocates facing terror charges

Members of the Syrian Centre for Media and Freedom of Expression are currently facing terror charges for their work fighting censorship. Sara Yasin reports

Downloading evil

Writing for Index on Censorship magazine in 2007, the late Stan Cohen argued that child pornography and jihadi violence were testing the limits of tolerance

Ethiopia pardons jailed Swedish journalists

Ethiopia has pardoned two Swedish journalists charged with supporting terrorism and will release them soon, a government source said on Monday. Johan Persson and Martin Schibbye were sentenced to 11 years in prison in October 2011, after illegally entering the country with ethnic  rebel group, the Ogaden National Liberation Front. The chairman of the Swedish […]

Ethiopia: Eskinder Nega sentenced to 18 years in prison

Prominent Ethiopian journalist Eskinder Nega was today sentenced to 18 years in prison for violating anti-terrorism laws. He and 23 other activists and writers were convicted last month, and accused of links with US-based opposition group Ginbot Seven, which Ethiopia considers a terrorist organisation. Last September Eskinder was arrested after publishing an article questioning arrests made under Ethiopia’s […]