Index on Censorship
Index on Censorship is presently the only member active as part of Human Rights House London, which was established in 2003. The House is in a process to revitalise and seek new members in 2018.
Index on Censorship is a non-profit organisation that campaigns for and defends free expression worldwide. It publishes work by censored writers and artists, promotes debate, and monitors threats to free speech. Index’s vision is that everyone should be free to express themselves without fear of harm or persecution – no matter what their views.
As part of its mission to strengthen freedom of expression globally, Index awards four fellowships each year to help nurture and expand the skills of human rights activists. Winners in 2017 included: Chinese cartoonist Rebel Pepper; censorship monitor Turkey Blocks; Russian opposition and LGBTQI activist Ildar Dadin; and media outlet Maldives Independent.
Index’s event, Stand Up for Satire brought together comedians, including Al Murray, in support of freedom of expression in 2017.
Index on Censorship will launch a campaign to promote greater understanding and public support for freedom of expression as a fundamental, universal value. It will spearhead targeted advocacy efforts to promote protections of online freedom of expression, and expand and improve its media monitoring efforts.
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