Volume 36 No. 1
Index on Censorship is an award-winning quarterly magazine, featuring reportage, analysis and new creative writing from around the world. It has contributing editors worldwide. It was founded in 1972 to publish the untold stories of dissidents behind the Iron Curtain. Over the years Index magazine has published some of the greatest names in literature including Nadine Gordimer, Mario Vargas Llosa, Samuel Beckett and Kurt Vonnegut. It also has published some of the greatest campaigning writers of our age from Vaclav Havel to Aung San Suu Kyi.
The summer 2020 issue of Index on Censorship looks at how our privacy is being chipped away as surveillance technology encroaches on our lives. How much information are we allowing to be collected and stored about our movements and personal health, and for how long? We also look at how leaders are grasping the opportunity of the pandemic to suppress the right to freedom of expression in countries like China, Hungary and Turkey. Geoff White reports on the increasing use of drones, and worries about being watched from the skies.
Authors include: Tom Hodgkinson, Timandra Harkness, John Lloyd, plus plays for the pandemic from V (formerly Eve Ensler, author of The Vagina Monologues), Lucien Bourjeily and Katherine Parkinson.