Index on Censorship

Archived since Volume 36 No. 1

50 issues

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.

Latest issue

The summer 2019 Index on Censorship magazine looks at the narrowing gap between a nation's leader and its judges and lawyers. What happens when the independence of the justice system is gone and lawyers are no longer willing to stand up with journalists and activists to fight for freedom of expression? In this issue Stephen Woodman reports from Mexico about its new government's promise to start rebuilding the pillars of democracy; Sally Gimson speaks to best-selling novelist Robert Harris to discuss why democracy and freedom of expression must continue to prevail; Conor Foley investigates the macho politics of President Jair Bolsonaro and how he's using the judicial system for political ends; Jan Fox examines the impact of President Trump on US institutions; and Viktória Serdült digs into why the media and justice system in Hungary are facing increasing pressure from the government. In the rest of the magazine a short story from award-winning author Claudia Pineiro; Xinran reflects on China's controversial social credit rating system; actor Neil Pearson speaks out against theatre censorship; and an interview with the imprisoned best-selling Turkish author Ahmet Altan.

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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.

  • First Issue: Volume 36 No. 1
  • Latest Issue: Vol 48 No.2
  • Issue Count: 50
  • Published: Quarterly