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

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 […]

Cisco will help build China’s surveillance project

US-based Cisco Systems Inc and Hewlett-Packard, along with a handful of other Western technology companies, are set to provide crucial network equipment for a massive CCTV surveillance project in the city of Chongqing. Known as “Peaceful Chongqing” the network of about 500,000 cameras will spread over nearly 400 square miles, it will police intersections, neighborhoods and […]

US will prosecute Brits who pirate US-based media

The US’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) is shutting down websites based abroad that break US copyrights and and prosecuting their owners. Even if the server is not based in the US, so long as the website’s address ends in .com or .net, it can be closed down or targeted for prosecution because their connections run through […]

US: Judge refuses subpoena for blogger’s identity

Ronald Papandrea, a former assistant attorney of Warren, Michigan has dropped a libel case against an anonymous blogger known as ‘Robert’ after the local judge turned down his request to obtain the blogger’s name. Papandrea claimed the blogger had made defamatory comments about him on the Warren Forum website.