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Why the arrest of Egypt’s Gasser Abed El Razek is so troubling

Gasser Abed El Razek, photo: EIPR One of the most challenging things about working for Index is being exposed, on a daily basis, to the realities and the horrors of repressive regimes. Every day there is another murder of a…

What the Fuck!? podcast new episode: Harry Potter actor Natalia Tena

Nymphadora Tonks, played by Natalia Tena In the latest episode of Index on Censorship’s What the Fuck!? podcast, associate editor Mark Frary talks to actor Natalia Tena, known for playing Nymphadora Tonks in the Harry Potter movies as well as…

The bloody consequences of Turkey’s clashes with the Kurds

Osman Şiban in his hospital bed with injuries sustained after being thrown out of a helicopter, photo: Cemil Uğur On 11 September, the peaceful silence of the early morning in Sürik, a tiny, unassuming village located in the barren yet…

The attacks in France are an attack on our values

Tribute to Nadine Devillers, Vincent Loques and Simone Barreto Silva, gouvernement.fr In the last month, as the world has been preoccupied with the US elections and the ongoing ravages of the global pandemic, the people of France have turned on…

“Anxiety has always been part of Hong Kong’s handover story”

In 2019, the world looked on as millions of ordinary Hongkongers took to the streets to protest a proposed extradition law and to demand democratic reform. People around the globe were witnessing a piece of this great city’s history and…

Index launches weekly What the Fuck!? podcast with Alison Jackson

Sculpture of Donald Trump by Alison Jackson Index on Censorship’s What the Fuck!? podcast invites politicians, activists and celebrities to talk about the worst things going on in the world, why you should care and why you should swear. In…