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To 1 Aug: Road Block – Reflections on Bahrain (Partner Event)

To 1 Aug: Road Block – Reflections on Bahrain (Partner Event)

An art installation and photography exhibition from artists working on the ground in Bahrain, part of Shubbak Festival 2015.

Padraig Reidy: Why Golders Green isn’t Britain’s Skokie

Padraig Reidy: Why Golders Green isn’t Britain’s Skokie

This is the British way of free expression; a matter of practicality rather than principle, a pliable concept, one that can almost always be tempered by appeals to taste

Free thought on campus: nothing to see here

Free thought on campus: nothing to see here

As UK Home Secretary Theresa May pushes for more anti-terror powers, Charley Kai John sketches a nightmare vision of the impact on campuses

Bahrain: Maryam Al-Khawaja urges UK to speak out on human rights violations

TAKE ACTION: Tell your MP to put pressure on Bahrain to release Nabeel Rajab and Zainab Al-Khawaja

Azerbaijan: Protesters demand end to repression

Azerbaijan: Protesters demand end to repression

Powerful pictures show thousands gathering in Baku as crackdown on government critics continues

#IndexDrawtheLine: Reforms needed in police handling of protests

#IndexDrawtheLine: Reforms needed in police handling of protests

As protests continue to rock many countries, at times leading to use of excessive force including tear gas and rubber bullets by law enforcement officers against protesters, people have openly raised questions on police abuse. This month’s Draw the Line question focused on the excessive use of force during protests

Index calls on UK to speak out against Bahraini human rights abuses after Rajab arrest

Index calls on UK to speak out against Bahraini human rights abuses after Rajab arrest

Index award winner Nabeel Rajab has been detained for seven days while being investigated for claims that he offended the Ministry of Interior over Twitter

Azerbaijan: Protest calls on BP to cut ties with Aliyev regime

Azerbaijan: Protest calls on BP to cut ties with Aliyev regime

This week marks the anniversary of the signing of the Contract of the Century, when BP began its 20 year relationship with the Aliyev family. Aimee Hamilton reports

Draw the Line: Should the police do more to protect free speech?

Draw the Line: Should the police do more to protect free speech?

Free expression and policing can have an antagonistic relationship. Recent events in Ferguson are demonstrative of the issues that arise as the demands for protest clash with those for civil safety. The police are naturally drawn to the forefront of such a debate as they become the physical manifestation of

Brazil: Religious intolerance on the rise

Brazil: Religious intolerance on the rise

A request to remove 16 videos from YouTube has sparked a broad debate on the limits of freedom of speech and religious expression in Brazil. Simone Marques reports

The right to protest! The right to fight?

The right to protest! The right to fight?

An Index event on freedom of assembly, in association with Sussex University Politics Society

Brazil’s opaque World Cup preparations roil protesters

Brazil’s opaque World Cup preparations roil protesters

Right at the heart of Brazil's 2013 mass protests was a feeling of alienation and exclusion from the decision making process for the preparations of the 2014 World Cup. Jack Gilbert reports

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