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The future of journalism

Index on Censorship

Iona Craig
Back to the future
Iona Craig on trying to stay safe in war zones
Ray Joseph
Digital detectives
Ray Joseph on the new technology helping Africa's journalists investigate

Re-writing the future
Five young journalists talk on their hopes and fears for the profession – from Yemen, India, South Africa, Germany and the Czech Republic
Dina Meza
Attack on ambition
Dina Meza on a Honduran generation ground down by fear
Martin Rowson
Stripsearch cartoon
Martin Rowson envisages an investigative reporter meeting Deep Throat
Ian Hargreaves
Generation why
Ian Hargreaves asks if the public hold the powerful to account
Helen Womack
Making waves
Helen Womack reports from Russia on the radio station standing up for free media
Debora Halpern Wenger
Switched on and off
Debora Halpern Wenger on TV's power shift from news producers to news consumers
Taylor Walker
TV news will reinvent itself – again
Taylor Walker interviews a veteran report on the changes ahead
Samira Ahmed
Right to reply
Samira Ahmed on how the BBC tackles viewers' criticism
Stephen Pritchard
Readers as editors
Stephen Pritchard on how news ombundsmen create transparency
Ian Dunt
Lobby matters
Ian Dunt gets inside Britain's corridors of power
Glenda Nevill
Funding news freedom
Glenda Nevill looks at innovate ways to pay for reporting
Will Gore
Print running
Will Gore on how newspapers innovating for new audiences
Luis Carlos Díaz
Paper chase
Luis Carlos Díaz on overcoming Venezuela's newsprint shortage

In focus

Tim Soutphommasane
Free thinking?
Australia's race commissioner, Tim Soutphommasane, speaks out on bigotry
Jemimiah Steinfeld
Guarding the guards
Jemimiah Steinfeld on China's human rights lawyers become targets
Irene Caselli
Taking down the critics
Irene Caselli investigates allegations that Ecuador's government silencing social media users?
Claire Rigby
Maid equal in Brazil
Claire Rigby on the Twitter feed giving voice to abuse of domestic workers
Georgia Lewis
Home truths in the Gulf
Georgia Lewis on how UAE maids fear speaking out on maltreatment
Siddarth Narrain
Text messaging
Indian school books get "Hinduised", says Siddarth Narrain
Rachael Jolley, Dunia Mijatovic
We have to fight for what we want
Our editor Rachael Jolley interviews Dunia Mijatovic on 20 years championing free speech
Lesley Phippen
Decoding defamation
Lesley Phippen's need-to-know guide for journalists
Tamsin Allen
A hard act to follow
Tamsin Allen a lawyer's take on Britain's libel reforms
Jemimah Steinfeld, Xiaolu Guo
Walls divide
Jemimah Steinfeld speaks to Chinese author Xiaolu Guo about a life of censorship
Steven Borowiec, Lee Ha
Taking a pop
Steven Borowiec profiles controversial South Korean artist Lee Ha
Melody Patry, Milana Knezevic
Mapping media threats
Melody Patry and Milana Knezevic look at rising attacks on journalists in the Balkans
Natasha Joseph
Holed up in Harare
Natasha Joseph talks about the dangers of reporting in Zimbabwe
Wendy Law-Yone
Burma's "new" media face threats and attack
Wendy Law-Yone looks at news in the run up to the impending elections
Sascha Feuchert, Charlotte Knobloch


Kaya Genç, Kutlug Ataman
Political framing
Kaya Genç interviews radical Turkish artist, Kutlug Ataman
Julia Farrington
Action drama
Julia Farrington looks at Belarus Free Theatre as it prepares for its 10th birthday
Ariel Dorfman
Casting away
Ariel Dorfman, a new short story by the acclaimed human rights writer


Alice Kirkland
Index around the world
Alice Kirkland gives a news update from Index
Vicky Baker
From the factory floor
Vicky Baker on listening to the world's garment workers via new technology


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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]

Ben Tendler
Cultures of the Anthropocene
Though the Anthropocene has yet to be officially ratified as a new geological epoch, reflections on cultures of the Anthropocene can hardly be considered premature, writes Ben Tendler. A roundup of recent contributions to the public debate that seek to overcome departmental thinking. [more]

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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]

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]

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]

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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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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]

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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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