Index on Censorship

The Push/Pull of Technology and Its Ability to Bring and Restrict Information Has Never Been So Clear

Rachael Jolley | Posted 12.03.2015 | UK
Rachael Jolley

If people are afraid to upload information, share knowledge and tell others what is really happening because they worry that as they do so their presence and their words are being tracked, then we will know less in future. We know less because fear will hold people back.

Only Through Solidarity Can We Defeat Those Who Would Use Violence to Silence Free Speech

Rachael Jolley | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK
Rachael Jolley

For those over the years who say they support freedom of expression but with opt outs, or who have argued that freedom of expression doesn't extend to articles, photographs or cartoons which offend them, it should be made clear that freedom of expression gives everyone the chance to debate opinions, and that right is vital.

Ian Hislop Is Not Impressed With Steve Coogan

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK

Private Eye editor Ian Hislop and his deputy editor Francis Wheen have quit the campaign group Index on Censorship in protest of Steve Coogan being ma...

Jessica Elgot

This Indian Journalist Beat Edward Snowden To Be Digital Activist Of The Year, And You Might Just Agree

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 22.03.2014 | UK

For Shu Choudary, journalism should be like oxygen: vital, always available and owned by no one. "No one owns the air, not me, not you, everyone ha...

Was 2012 The Year It All Went Wrong For Free Speech?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 27.12.2012 | UK

Was 2012 the year it became too risky to post a risqué joke on Twitter? It was the year of the mob rule on social networking, when trolls attacke...