February 10, 2005

Iraq’s elections: the world’s most dangerous assignment

Amid threats to personal safety, accusations of disloyalty, and mixed messages from the US authorities, Iraqi journalists and media workers reported widely on the 30 January election.  How did they manage? Index on Censorship´s Rohan Jayasekera reports. (10-FEB-05)

January 24, 2005

British legislation threatens free speech

English PEN has launched a campaign to stop the British Government introducing legislation that could make it illegal to express provocative views on people’s religion. (24-JAN-05)

January 17, 2005

Banned author speaks out

British playwright Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti has broken her silence to speak about the violent protests against her play Behzti, which caused outrage for its depiction of rape and murder in a Sikh temple. Index on Censorship reports (17-JAN-05)

December 14, 2004

The torturers will always be with us. But now their evils are legitimised

The so-called War on Terror has started a debate in the US over whether torture should be practiced as a matter of national policy, writes Michael Foley for Index on Censorship. (14-DEC-04)

November 29, 2004

Covering Ukraine’s elections: confronting censorship, bias and intimidation

Freedom of expression suffered considerably in Ukraine during the recent rounds of presidential elections on 31 October and 21 November. Article 19 reports (25-NOV-04)

November 19, 2004

Leyla Zana receives Sakharov prize

On 14 October, after waiting nearly 10 years, Leyla Zana was able to personally collect the 1995 European Parliament´s Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. (19-NOV-04)

November 10, 2004

EU judges rule against protection of journalists’ sources

Index on Censorship reports on a EU ruling which jeopardises a journalist´s right to protect sources. (10-NOV-04)

November 4, 2004

Death of Theo van Gogh: Extremist has the last word

Murdered filmaker Theo van Gogh was both an outspoken proponent and exponent of free expression who consciously courted controversy. Index on Censorship reports (04-NOV-04)

October 1, 2004

New Centre for International Free Expression in London

Three prominent organisations have moved together in the new Centre for International Free Expression in London: Article 19, Index on Censorship, and English PEN.  (01-OCT-04)