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Index on Censorship


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Index on Censorship winter magazine: Drafting freedom to last

Index on Censorship is an award-winning magazine, devoted to protecting and promoting free expression. International in outlook, outspoken in comment, Index on Censorship reports on free expression violations around the world, publishes banned writing and shines a light on vital free expression issues through original, challenging and intelligent commentary and analysis, publishing some of the world's finest writers.

Index on Censorship was first published in 1972 in response to show trials in Moscow. The idea behind the magazine was to make public the circumstances of those who are silenced in their own countries, wherever that may be, and to publish their work. Since the end of communism, and with an increasingly fragmented world, new and troubling questions have surfaced, some of them challenging the primacy of free expression itself: religious extremism; relative values and cultural difference; the rise of nationalism; the rewriting of history; hate speech; obscenity; freedom on the Internet.

We welcome contributions from anyone concerned with issues of free speech. Our articles range widely from essays to opinion pieces, from oral testimony to fiction and poetry. Index on Censorship is a magazine of record, but we also publish articles intended to promote debate. The views expressed in the magazine are not necessarily those of the editors, the publisher, or the advisory committee.

Other Activities is the place to turn for free expression news and comment from around the world, providing breaking news, lively debate and in-depth analysis from our team of international contributors.

Our international and UK-based events and projects put our causes into action.

Our international projects bridge the gap between the monitoring of abuse and effective advocacy for change through facilitation, research, publication, advocacy and new commissioned works. Index:

  • provides practical support for project development, fundraising, publication, advocacy and local capacity building.
  • analyses how and why free speech is filtered and mediated.
  • studies the censorship of creative communities that challenge dissent.
  • coordinates activities with international local partners to inform advocacy campaigns.
  • works internationally to support the creation of new work.

Index on Censorship is closely associated with the charitable work of Writers and Scholars Educational Trust (Charity Reg. 325003).

Index on Censorship magazine is awarded the German PEN 2013 Hermann Kesten Prize

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).


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Institutional Subscription, Combined (Print & E-access) $656.00
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Institutional, Single Print Issue $177.00
Individual Single Print Issue $19.00
Frequency: Quarterly eISSN: 1746-6067 ISSN: 0306-4220
Months of Distribution: March , June , September , December Current Volume: 44 Current Issue: 2
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