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Student reading lists: Ken Saro-Wiwa

Student reading lists: Ken Saro-Wiwa

This reading list groups together a collection of works by and about Nigerian activist Ken Saro-Wiwa.

Student reading lists: journalism and censorship

Student reading lists: journalism and censorship

Much of Index on Censorship’s global work involves allowing censored journalists an outlet to publish articles which may be unpublished in their home countries. This reading list, focusing on journalism, looks at issues surrounding freedom of expression and press freedom.

25 Sep: Writing the World: Voices of the Censored at Write On Kew

25 Sep: Writing the World: Voices of the Censored at Write On Kew

Index on Censorship has long championed artists and writers facing threats of persecution, violence or even death. Since 1972, Index on Censorship magazine has been a platform for original work by writers and artists highlighting stories of censorship and attacks on freedom. These short stories, poetry and plays are published

Student reading lists: minority groups and censorship

Student reading lists: minority groups and censorship

Articles from this list explore the topic of how minority groups are both being censored and also evade censorship.

Remembering E.L. Doctorow

Remembering E.L. Doctorow

Edgar Lawrence Doctorow, a supporter of Index on Censorship, passed away on 21 July 2015 at 84.

Student reading lists: censorship in the arts

Student reading lists: censorship in the arts

The arts are an incredibly popular outlet for free expression but too often they are restricted. Index on Censorship have recently published a number of law packs informing artistic organisations of their rights when having their works challenged.

Comedy is everywhere

Comedy is everywhere

From the Index on Censorship magazine archive, November 1977, banned novelist, playwright, and short story writer Milan Kundera writes on committed literature, the death of the novel, the nature of comedy, and more 

Student reading lists: comedy and censorship

Student reading lists: comedy and censorship

This reading list collates a number of articles looking at the relationship between comedy and censorship, including a recent piece by Samm Farai Monro aka Comrade Fatso

They shoot comedians

They shoot comedians

From Index on Censorship magazine January/February 2000, edited transcripts of satirical works by the late Colombian journalist and humourist Jaime Garzion

Comfort zones are killing comedy

Comfort zones are killing comedy

From the November/December 2000 issue of Index on Censorship magazine, Scott Capurro discusses how political correctness and the dumbing down of the media is killing comedy.

A round-the-world tour of censorship

A round-the-world tour of censorship

Ann Morgan’s challenge to read a book from every country in the world led her to discover a host of censored writers, including novelists from Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

How to win friends and influence an election

How to win friends and influence an election

From the spring 2005 issue of Index on Censorship magazine, one of Britain's foremost comedians Rowan Atkinson opposes the government's proposed law of Incitement to Religious Hatred in a speech given to the House of Lords

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