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September 2013: Not Heard? Ignored, abused, and suppressed: why millions of us have lost our power
This issue’s special report looks at development and the access of minority voices to free expression, and why their rights need to be defended, whether it’s the rural poor, women in Egypt or LGBT communities. What obstacles and discrimination do these groups face? We examine how and if they are able to communicate their ideas, views and the needs of their community.
· Philip Pullman
· Peter Kellner
· Amartya Sen
· Shubhranshu Choudhary
· Nic Dawes
The magazine’s “In Focus” section will look at free expression among Afghan women as foreign military forces prepare to depart; press freedom in Honduras and Colombia; and powerful photography from Azerbaijan.
June 2013: The Multipolar Challenge to Free Expression
The rapid emergence of a multipolar world and the growing political and economic importance of a range of powers including China, India, Brazil and South Africa is increasingly having a significant impact on support for, and repression of, free expression. Many key international issues, from human rights to climate change and free trade, are no longer dominated either by one particular world view or split simply between two rival powers. While China and Russia remain at the repressive end of the spectrum, how widely free speech is defended internationally depends increasingly on the positions of countries like India and Brazil as much as on the values and practices of the US and Europe. In all these democracies, free speech is still in the ascendant but with too many examples of excessive constraints ¬ from internet surveillance and takedown requests to criminalisation of offensive speech.
Index's special report will look at whether there is a multipolar challenge, where constraints at home and lack of courage and principle on the international stage, mean our right to free speech is at risk as the multipolar order continues to develop.
December 2012: Digital frontiers
September 2012: Censors on Campus
June 2012: Sport on Trial
March 2012: 40 years of Index on Censorship
December 2011: Dark Matter: What's science got to hide?
September 2011: The Art Issue
June 2011: Privacy is dead! Long live privacy
March 2011: The Net Effect: the limits of digital freedom
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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.
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