Index on Censorship

Archived since Volume 36 No. 1

39 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 autumn issue of Index on Censorship magazine, The Unnamed: Does anonymity need to be defended?, investigates whether our right to anonymity is at risk. Bangladeshi blogger Ananya Azad speaks out on why he made his identity known, former CIA officer Valerie Plame Wilson tells of the importance of anonymity and the aftermath of having her cover blown, Jan Fox talks to anonymous street artist Skid Robot about why his murals never carry his real name and The Economist’s Edward Lucas explains why the publication chooses not to use bylines.

Also in this issue is a piece by award-winning writer Hilary Mantel, a poem by Chilean-French film director Alejandro Jodorowsky and a short story by Egyptian writer Basma Abdel Aziz.

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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: First Issue: Volume 36 No. 1
  • Latest Issue: Vol 45 No 3
  • Issue Count: 39
  • Published: Quarterly