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X index: Index on Censorship

X index: Index on Censorship

Index on Censorship is an international organisation that promotes and defends the right to freedom of expression. The Index was founded in 1972, and continues to fight for free speech around the world, challenging censorship whenever and wherever it occurs. Index uses a unique combination of journalism, campaigning and advocacy to defend freedom of expression for those facing censorship and repression, including journalists, writers, social media users, bloggers, artists, politicians, scientists, academics, activists and citizens. Index believes that free expression is the foundation of a free society and endorses Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which states: “Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression”.

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Lesley Farmer
Lesley Farmer (Faculty)
2 years ago

X index actively promotes free expression around the world. Efforts include journalism, campaigning and advocacy. Several topical reading lists about censorship provide useful resources for class discussion and analysis. It should be noted that the site is based in the UK.

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