#IndexAwards2017: Ildar Dadin courageously defends the right to protest in Russia (Mar 28, 2017 11:07)
For his one-man protests, Ildar Dadin was sent to prison where he was tortured, before ...

Europe’s ‘last dictator’ Alexander Lukashenko cracks the whip on opposition in Belarus (International Business Times) (Mar 28, 2017 08:54)
What was supposed to be a celebration for Freedom Day in Belarus turned into the mass a...

Semih Poroy: Life under emergency rule (Mar 28, 2017 08:12)
A cartoonist for the daily Cumhuriyet shares his take on life in Turkey under emergency...

Belarus: Civic solidarity movement condemns mass detentions and police violence (Mar 28, 2017 07:39)
Index on Censorship joins with the Civic Solidarity Platform to condemn Belarus' crackd...

Belarus: Crackdown sweeping journalists and human rights defenders into detention (Mar 27, 2017 16:03)
Hundreds of protests were detained during a weekend of anti-government protests in Bela...

Memnune Mayda: “Our only child is definitely not a traitor” (Mar 27, 2017 11:45)
The mother of Özkan Mayda, a Turkish photojournalist for the Zaman daily, shares her so...

#IndexAwards2017: Breaking the Silence brings Hebron to Tel Aviv (Mar 27, 2017 11:23)
For exposing the realities of life in the Occupied Territories, Breaking the Silence ha...

Weakening encryption would harm journalists (Mar 27, 2017 11:11)
Encrypted communication tools are used by investigative journalists and reporters under...

#ThanksForTyping – Notes of Gratitude and the History of Women’s Anonymity in Knowledge Production (Mar 27, 2017 11:07)
Knowledge production is a collective endeavor. Individuals get named as authors of stud...

Belarus must immediately free and drop all charges against protesters (Mar 27, 2017 11:02)
The post Belarus must immediately free and drop all charges against protesters appeared...

Kazakhstan: Campaigners Appeal to Nazarbayev Over Journalist’s Case (EurasiaNet) (Mar 27, 2017 08:54)
International freedom of speech campaigners have penned an appeal to Kazakhstan’s Presi...

Race, Gender, and Book Reviews (Mar 24, 2017 15:39)
Flashback Friday. In a post at Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, Steve Rendall and Za...

#IndexAwards2017: Hungary’s Two-tailed Dog Party are beyond a joke (Mar 23, 2017 12:28)
Hungary's very own merry pranksters have gone from street performers to a principled vo...

Belarus: Wave of detentions must end (Mar 23, 2017 09:50)
Organisations have written to the president of Belarus to demand an end to recent wave ...

Bahrain: Opposition figure faces charges for free speech (Mar 22, 2017 12:22)
Bahrain’s decision to file charges against Ebrahim Sharif underscores the country...

#IndexAwards2017: Luaty Beirão singing against the Angolan regime (Mar 22, 2017 11:33)
The Angolan rapper has been beaten, censored and imprisoned for his art and his activis...

About a Boy–On the Sociological Relevance of Calvin (and Hobbes) (Mar 22, 2017 10:50)
Originally posted at Inequality by (Interior) Design. One of my favorite sociologists i...

The best job in the world: Gabriel García Márquez on journalism (Mar 22, 2017 08:19)
Colombian writer Gabriel García Márquez, who died on 17 April, wrote this piece on the ...

#IndexAwards 2017: Chinese cartoonist Rebel Pepper refuses to put down his pen (Mar 21, 2017 12:02)
Despite persecution for his work, Rebel Pepper continues to satirise the Chinese state ...

Mapping Media Freedom: Five journalists detained in Belarus after covering protest against unemployment tax (Mar 21, 2017 07:29)
Each week, Index on Censorship’s Mapping Media Freedom project verifies threats, violat...

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