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Index on Censorship 2/2013
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The multipolar challenge to free expression

Index on Censorship

Natasha Schmidt
Editorial: Uncertain terrain

Special report: The multipolar challenge to free expression

Kirsty Hughes, Saul Estrin
The multipolar challenge to free expression
The impact on economics, politics and human rights
Salil Tripathi
Maverick cause
A call for public order
Brian Pellot
Hope on the horizon?
No knight in shining armour for digital rights
Pierre Haski
A brand new world
Spotlight: France
Rafael Spuldar
Opening up the neighbourhood
Spotlight: Brazil
Bharat Bhushan
News in monochrome
Journalism in India
Emma Mason
Shaking up the anaconda
Spotlight: China
Guy Berger
Uphill challenge
Protect the journalist
John Sauven
Why can't we tell the truth about climate change?
Dirty tactics alter the facts
Lawrence Freedman, Benedict Wilkinson
Autocracy rising: the internet in a multipolar world
Tools for control
Christi van der Westhuizen
South Africa and national security
Spotlight: South Africa
Julia Farrington
Hear our voices
Art in the multipolar world
Svetlana Mintcheva
Land of the free?
Spotlight: USA
Elena Vlasenko
From perestroika to persecution
Spotlight: Russia
Michael Bochenek
No substitute for freedom
Dissent under fire
Ricardo Gonzalez
On the ground: In Mexico City
Kirsty Hughes
Global view
Frank La Rue, Padraig Reidy
'Defamation is being used to intimidate the press and to jail journalists'
Eve Jackson
Index Awards 2013
Honouring the shining stars of free expression

In Focus

Shahira Amin
The landscape for religious freedom in the new Egypt
Can minorities make their voices heard?
Rohan Jayasekera
Narratives of hate
Fundamentalist Buddhism
Geoffrey Cain
Prising open free speech in the 'pearl of Asia'
Cambodians are speaking up
John Lloyd
Free to be fair: Italian journalism in the spotlight
The Italian media
James Deane
Aiming for the golden thread: free speech and the MDGs
Millennium Development Goals
Mike Harris
Burma's transition
What's next for artists and activists?
Htoo Lyin Myo
The problem child of the dictatorship
Working under censorship in Burma
Ronald Deibert
Trouble at the border: China's internet
Steven Murdoch
No magic formula
Protecting speech online
Yavuz Baydar
Turkey's media: a polluted landscape
A culture of censorship
Mansur Akhmadov
Voice of the republics
Independent journalism in the North Caucasus
Joshua Franco, Nigel Warburton
Should there be limits on hate speech?
Mike Harris
Index around the world
Belarus, Burma and digital freedom


Lungile Dladla, Sade Langa, Star Kool, Zanele Muholi
South African lives / A piece of me / The last three months before dying
Photography, poetry and powerful memoirs
Farid Tukhbatullin
Operating on a Dog
A nod to Bulgakov

Dirty Work
The poetry of human rights

Erotic Fantasies
Satire from Turkmenistan
Abdul Wakil Sulamal Shinwari
Modern woman
A short story from Afghanistan
Mahima Kaul
On the ground
In New Delhi
Padraig Reidy
Social and personal
The internet age


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Ukraine in focus
Ten years after the Orange Revolution, Ukraine is in the throes of yet another major struggle. Eurozine provides commentary on events as they unfold and further articles from the archive providing background to the situation in today's Ukraine. [more]

The ends of democracy
At a time when the global pull of democracy has never been stronger, the crisis of democracy has become acute. Eurozine has collected articles that make the problems of democracy so tangible that one starts to wonder if it has a future at all, as well as those that return to the very basis of the principle of democracy. [more]

Russia in global dialogue
In the two decades after the end of the Cold War, intellectual interaction between Russia and Europe has intensified. It has not, however, prompted a common conversation. The focal point "Russia in global dialogue" seeks to fuel debate on democracy, society and the legacy of empire. [more]

In recent years, Hungary has been a constant concern for anyone interested in European politics. We have collected articles published in Eurozine on recent developments in Hungary and broader issues relating to Hungarian politics, history and culture. [more]

The public sphere in the making
The public sphere is not something given; it is made - over and over again. But which actors are involved and what roles do they play? Is there a difference between an intellectual and an expert? And in which media or public space does the debate take place? [more]

The EU: Broken or just broke?
Brought on by the global economic recession, the eurocrisis has been exacerbated by serious faults built into the monetary union. Contributors discuss whether the EU is not only broke, but also broken -- and if so, whether Europe's leaders are up to the task of fixing it. [more]

Time to Talk     click for more

Time to Talk, a network of European Houses of Debate, has partnered up with Eurozine to launch a new online platform. Here you can watch video highlights from all TTT events, anytime, anywhere.
Robert Skidelsky
The Eurozone crisis: A Keynesian response
Political economist and Keynes biographer Robert Skidelsky explains the reasons for the failure of the current anti-crisis policy and how Europe can start to grow again. Listen to the full debate organized by Krytyka Polityczna. [more]

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Editor's choice     click for more

Marcus Rediker
Ghosts on the waterfront
Historian Marcus Rediker describes the sailing ship as linchpin of the emergent transatlantic economic order and instrument of terror for slaves transported from Africa, going on to discuss European harbour cities' role in the slave trade and their responsibilities in reckoning with its moral legacy. [more]

Literature     click for more

Olga Tokarczuk
A finger pointing at the moon
Our language is our literary destiny, writes Olga Tokarczuk. And "minority" languages provide a special kind of sanctuary too, inaccessible to the rest of the world. But, there again, language is at its most powerful when it reaches beyond itself and starts to create an alternative world. [more]

Piotr Kiezun, Jaroslaw Kuisz
Literary perspectives special: Witold Gombrowicz
The recent publication of the private diary of Witold Gombrowicz provides unparalleled insight into the life of one of Poland's great twentieth-century novelists and dramatists. But this is not literature. Instead: here he is, completely naked. [more]

Literary perspectives
The re-transnationalization of literary criticism
Eurozine's series of essays aims to provide an overview of diverse literary landscapes in Europe. Covered so far: Croatia, Sweden, Austria, Estonia, Ukraine, Northern Ireland, Slovenia, the Netherlands and Hungary. [more]

Debate series     click for more

Europe talks to Europe
Nationalism in Belgium might be different from nationalism in Ukraine, but if we want to understand the current European crisis and how to overcome it we need to take both into account. The debate series "Europe talks to Europe" is an attempt to turn European intellectual debate into a two-way street. [more]

Conferences     click for more

Eurozine emerged from an informal network dating back to 1983. Since then, European cultural magazines have met annually in European cities to exchange ideas and experiences. Around 100 journals from almost every European country are now regularly involved in these meetings.
Making a difference. Opinion, debate and activism in the public sphere
The 25th European Meeting of Cultural Journals
Oslo, 29 November - 2 December 2013
Under the heading "Making a difference. Opinion, debate and activism in the public sphere", the 2013 Eurozine conference focused on cultural and intellectual debate and the production of the public sphere. [more]

Multimedia     click for more
Multimedia section including videos of past Eurozine conferences in Vilnius (2009) and Sibiu (2007). [more]

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