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Index condemns lawsuits brought by ENRC against Tom Burgis

Metal Alloy plant. Worker in orange jacket and white hardhat on train with Eurasian Resources Group (ENRC). Alexey Rezvykh / Alamy Stock Photo The undersigned organisations express their serious concern at the legal proceedings that have been filed in a…

Banning books is a weak act

Book burning, photo: Fred Kearney It seems surreal that in the 21st century in Europe and in the US, we still have to make the argument for a free press and public access to literature. But since 1982 an international…

Climate of fear: Indigenous activists fighting for environmental justice

In preparation for COP26, Index on Censorship invites you to reflect on the role of indigenous activists in climate activism. As we prepare for challenging and necessary conversations at COP26, Index on Censorship brings attention to the cases of people…

Climate of fear: The silencing of the planet’s indigenous peoples

FEATURING Mikhail Khodorkovsky Dissident Mikhail Khodorkovsky Dissident Mikhail Khodorkovsky is founder of the Justice for Journalists Foundation. Close John Sweeney Journalist John Sweeney Journalist John Sweeney is a writer and journalist who has investigated Scientology and Russian interference in the…

Call for the immediate and unconditional release of Egyptian human rights defender Abdelrahman ‘Moka’ Tarek

Abdelrahman ‘Moka’ Tarek Abdelrahman Tarek (widely known as Moka) is a human rights defender working with Al-Nedal Centre for Rights and Freedoms. His work includes defending free expression in Egypt and prisoners’ rights, especially in cases of forced disappearances. On…

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New report: The rise of Confucius Institutes

“First, we stood up, then we got rich, and now we got strong.” Chinese officials are repeating this slogan over and over, China analyst Mareike Ohlberg recently told the audience at an Index on Censorship event. “Part of being a…