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No job comes without sacrifices, but how many downgrading comments, criticism or even threats can one person take before it becomes too much?

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As part of Index on Censorship’s work on art and offence, Index has published a series of law packs intended to address questions about legal limits related to free expression and the arts.

Index publishes censored writers and artists, monitors and campaigns against censorship, and encourages debate.

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Campaigns and statements

Freedom of expression charities urge UK Foreign Secretary to speak out on Turkey’s arrest of journalists

Freedom of expression charities urge UK Foreign Secretary to speak out on Turkey’s arrest of journalists

Freedom of expression charities have written to UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond urging the UK to speak out publicly in defence of freedom of expression following the arrest of two British journalists in Turkey under terror legislation.

News and features

Jodie Ginsberg: Terrorist slippery slope

Jodie Ginsberg: Terrorist slippery slope

The UK government should look to what is happening to free expression in Egypt and Turkey before broadening terrorist laws to include those who "spread hate".

Events

5 Sept: Listen to the Banned (partner event)

5 Sept: Listen to the Banned (partner event)

Join us in Lincoln for Festival 800, a celebration of the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta – a unique and powerful statement that began the world's march to freedom and liberty.

From the magazine

Student reading lists: Threats to academic freedom

Student reading lists: Threats to academic freedom

To tie in with the release of Index's summer 2015 issue on academic freedom, Index put together a reading list of articles looking at the issues surrounding freedom of speech in universities from all over the world.

Current issue: Fired, threatened, imprisoned

Summer 2015: Fired, threatened, imprisoned

What is the state of academic freedom in 2015? Index on Censorship magazine’s summer issue takes a global vantage point to explore all the current threats – governmental, economic and social – faced by students, teachers and academics. Also in this issue: Sir Harold Evans, AC Grayling, Tom Holland and Xinran present their free-speech heroes.

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