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Index on Censorship welcomes reversal of United Kingdom Supreme Court anonymity

Significant ruling endorses free press and open justice

French commission reignites burka debate

Natasha Lehrer: France steps closer to banning the Islamic face veils in public with the release of a landmark parliamentary report.

Venezuela: Chavez bent on silencing media

Free media in Venezuela suffers another blow, RCTV has been removed from cable platforms. Daniel Duquenal reports

Tweeting against freedom

The social media campaign against Rod Liddle, rumoured to be made editor of the Independent, is not just illiberal, argues Hari Kunzru, it is dangerous, censorious, and inexcusable. The centre-left has damaged the culture of free speech in Britain

A lesson from McLibel

Corporations should be open to uninhibited public scrutiny and criticism argues Julian Petley. To prevent legal intimidation, multinationals should be treated like public authorities and prevented from silencing their critics with libel threats

US reporter ‘expelled’ by Israel‎

Jared Malsin, news editor for a Palestinian agency, put on flight to New York reports
Dimi Reider

The right to veil

Suggesting banning women from dressing how they please is deeply offensive says Jess McCabe

Commemorating Hrant Dink: “Let’s talk about the living”

Editor Hrant Dink was killed on 19 January 2007. In this interview with Nouritza Matossian, published in Index on Censorship magazine shortly after his death, Dink described his commitment to free expression and reconciliation between Armenians and Turks