Tag Archives: freedom of speech

On SAGE Insight: Marking Banned Books Week with Free Access to a selection of must-read Index on Censorship Articles

From Index on Censorship Special focus: Book fairs and freedoms: Controversies at Frankfurt and Gothenburg book fairs are leading to arguments about the freedom to speak and appear at these events Dominic Hinde, Ola Larsmo, Tobias Voss, First Published December … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: The fatwa and the philosophe: Rushdie, Voltaire, and Islam

From The Journal of Commonwealth Literature A huge volume of literature has been written about Rushdie’s novel The Satanic Verses and the fatwa issued in response to it by the Ayatollah Khomeini. Whilst much literary criticism has recommended that we … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: What difference has the Russian Revolution made to freedoms today?

From Index on Censorship Magazine 100 years on, the long shadows that Russia’s 1917 revolution cast on freedoms globally is the subject of a new special report in Index on Censorship Magazine. Lenin believed that journalists, novelists and opinion formers … Continue reading

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Opening the debate about Rushdie’s legacy ‘The Satanic Verses’

Online Special Issue: The Satanic Verses From The Journal of Commonwealth Literature Joseph Anton, the new memoir by Salman Rushdie  was published with great fanfare and to mixed critical reception in September 2012. Its publication has led to an outpouring of … Continue reading

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Censoring cyberspace

From Index on censorship This special issue calls for a new approach to tackling censorship online. As cyberspace has become the arena for political activism, governments are growing more sophisticated in controlling free expression online – from surveillance to filtering. … Continue reading

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