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Index on Censorship 1/2015
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Across the wires: how refugee stories get told

Index on Censorship

Rachael Jolley

Special report
Across the wires: how refugee stories get told

Fabrizio Gatti
Undercover immigrant
What happened when an Italian journalist spent four years investigating refugee routes from Africa to Europe
Almir Koldzic and Áine O'brien
Taking control of the camera
The camp arts projects – from soap operas to photography classes – that help refugees tell their own stories
Valentino Achak Deng
Lost boy found
Life after fleeing Sudan's civil war
Kate Maltby
Playing with perceptions
Views from the Syrian Trojan Women's acting project
Preti Taneja
Speak the speech, I pray you
Bringing Shakespeare to the children of Zaatari
Rana Moneim and Mohammed Maarouf
The way I see it
Two refugees tell their own stories
Can we be friends with the people we grew up to hate?
A camp visitor shatters his preconceptions
Jason Daponte
Clear connections
How social media's power is being harnessed by refugees
Mary Mitchell
Who tells the stories?
Storytelling project in Lebanon camp
Mohammed Al Assad
I think about when I will be a human with rights
Palestinian refugees make their voices heard
Iara Beekma
Realities of the promised land
Life for Haitian immigrants in Brazil is not always as they imagined – especially as some employers deny them rights
Sergo Pierre Louis
I am no longer homeless, but I work without pay
A Haitian story of exploitation
Chris Steele-Perkins
The whole picture
A photographer's decades spent capturing refugee's stories, from Rwandans to the Rohingha
Martin Rowson
Patrolling the Democratic Republic of Cyberspace
Ismail Einashe
Escape from Eritrea
Fleeing one of the world's harshest regimes
Olivier Kugler
A very human picture
Illustrating life within Iraq's Domiz refugee camp
Tim Finch
In limbo in world's oldest refugee camps
Where 10 million people can spend years, or even decades
Rachael Jolley
Sound and fury
Musician Martyn Ware, from Heaven 17 and the Human League on the power of soundscape storytelling
Natasha Joseph
Sheltering from resentment
End of the line for the Johannesburg church that provides sanctuary for those fleeing xenophobia
Kao Kalia Yang
Understanding how language matters
Memories and struggles from a childhood as a Hmong refugee in Thailand and the USA
Jodie Ginsberg
Global view
Universities must not fear offence and controversy

In focus

Alan Maryon-Davis
Outbreaks under wraps
How denials and cover-ups spread ebola, Sars and Aids
César Muńoz Acebes
Trade secrets
Paraguay's drug war and the dangers for journalists
Duncan Tucker
Black hole for reporting
The courageous bloggers and social media users who are filling the gaps where Mexico's press fears to tread
Nina Lakhani
Lies and statistics
Nicaragua's cover-up of abortion figures and domestic abuse, and the organisation trying to fight against it

Charlie Hebdo: taking the long view

Arthur Mathews, Ariel Dorfman, David Edgar, Elif Shafak, Hannah Leung, Raymond Louw, Richard Sambrook
After the Paris murders, seven writers from around the world look at how offence and terror are used to silence
Jemimah Steinfeld
Screened shots
The Chinese film industry's obsession with portraying Japan's invasion during World War II
Risto Uimonen
Finland of the free
Why the Finns always top media freedom indexes
Paul Connolly
Opinion: Could the UK match Finland's success?
The Belfast Telegraph's readers' editor shares his thoughts on the future of press regulation
Martha Lane Fox and Tim Cross
Head to head: Is privacy more vital than national security?
Debating how far governments should go when balancing individual rights and safeguarding the nation


Kaya Genç
The state v the poets
Works by Turkish poets Ömer Erdem and Nilay Özer translated into English for the first time
Lucien Bourjeily
Knife edge
An exclusive extract from the Lebanese writer as his latest work escapes the censors' ban
Aimée Hamilton
Index around the world
Update on Index on Censorship's work
Vicky Baker
Social disturbance
From digital jihadis to hoaxes and propaganda, a look at how user-generated content lost its innocence


Focal points     click for more

The politics of privacy
The Snowden leaks and the ensuing NSA scandal made the whole world debate privacy and data protection. Now the discussion has entered a new phase - and it's all about policy. A focal point on the politics of privacy: claiming a European value. [more]

Beyond Fortress Europe
The fate of migrants attempting to enter Fortress Europe has triggered a new European debate on laws, borders and human rights. A focal point featuring reportage alongside articles on policy and memory. With contributions by Fabrizio Gatti, Seyla Benhabib and Alessandro Leogrande. [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]

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]

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On the Eurozine BLOG, editors and Eurozine contributors comment on current affairs and events. What's behind the headlines in the world of European intellectual journals?
Eurozine Gallery: TIME top ten photos of 2014
Massimo Sestini's aerial shot of a boat containing at least 500 people attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea, included in the current exhibition in the Eurozine Gallery, has been named one of the top ten photos of 2014 by TIME magazine. [more]

A master of the daily grind
On Sunday 30 November, Turkish publisher Osman Deniztekin died, just a few weeks after having been diagnosed with leukemia. He was 65. In memoriam. [more]

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Time to Talk, a network of European Houses of Debate, has partnered up with Eurozine to launch an online platform. Here you can watch video highlights from all TTT events, anytime, anywhere.
Dessislava Gavrilova, Jo Glanville et al.
The role of literature houses in protecting the space for free expression
This summer, Time to Talk partner Free Word, London hosted a debate on the role that literature houses play in preserving freedom of expression both in Europe and globally. Should everyone get a place on the podium? Also those representing the political extremes? [more]

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Editor's choice     click for more

Felix Stalder
Digital solidarity
As the culture and institutions of the Gutenberg Galaxy wane, Felix Stalder looks to commons, assemblies, swarms and weak networks as a basis for remaking society in a more inclusive and diverse way. The aim being to expand autonomy and solidarity at the same time. [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.
Law and Border. House Search in Fortress Europe
The 26th European Meeting of Cultural Journals
Conversano, 3-6 October 2014
Eurozine's 2014 conference in southern Italy, not far from Lampedusa, addressed both EU refugee and immigration policies and intellectual partnerships across the Mediterranean. Speakers included Italian investigative journalist Fabrizio Gatti and Moroccan feminist and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Rita El Khayat. [more]

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

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