Category : US

Meet the new Index youth board

alt informationIndex recently appointed a new youth advisory board cohort. The eight young students and professionals, from countries including Hungary, Germany, India and the US, will hold their seats on the board until December.

Ten countries where people have been arrested over social media messages

alt informationThis week prominent Bahraini activist Nabeel Rajab was sentenced to six months over a tweet

2020 vision: Who runs the internet?

Index on Censorship, in association with Doughty Street Chambers, invites you to attend our high-level panel discussion asking who runs the internet?

Eight women who fought for freedom of expression in the last year

alt informationOn International Women's Day, we salute all the women around the world who stand up for freedom of expression

Gathering clouds over digital freedom?

The debate over the direction of the web has just started, and contradictory messages that need careful scrutiny are emerging from governments and corporations alike, says Kirsty Hughes This article was originally published on Open Democracy, as a part of a week-long series on the future digital freedom guest-edited by Index

Censors ensure China's film fans are missing the big picture

Daisy Williams: Censors ensure China's film fans are missing the big picture

Index Index – International free speech round up 30/01/13

Index Index - International free speech roundup 30/01/13

INDEX Q&A: It’s not easy being Green for US third party candidate

Coverage of the US presidential race has been dominated by Republican and Democratic candidates Mitt Romney and Barack Obama. Sara Yasin speaks to Green Party candidate Jill Stein, who says minority parties are censored

Gore Vidal: The end of liberty

Gore Vidal, who died this week, was often scathing in his attacks on US foreign policy. In April 2002, Index on Censorship magazine was the first English-language publication to feature this essay, written after 9/11

Why is Wikipedia down?

As Wikipedia and other websites begin blackout to protest against US anti-piracy laws, Index and the international human rights community speak out on PROTECT IP Act

Egypt: NGO offices raided by security forces

Egyptian security forces reportedly¬†raided the offices of at least seventeen local and international NGOs yesterday. Authorities confiscated files, computers and records from the human rights and pro-democracy organisations. The raided organisations all allegedly receive foreign funding, and are now under investigation for violating Egyptian law. Staff of the organisations¬†were confined to their officers during the […]

Occupy protesters must think beyond camps

Rachel Greenspan: Occupy protesters must think beyond camps