News, opinion, features and analysis covering all aspects of the free speech debate, and monitoring threats to free expression worldwide. Compiled by the editors, reporters, contributors and researchers of Index on Censorship, the award-winning magazine of free expression founded in 1972. >From the website Egypt: Sins of the father repaid New jail threat for shock poet's son. The Egyptian poet Naguib Surur wanted his son to speak for him after his death, but warned that the state would turn on him for it, as it did on his father. Twenty-four years later his son has met his father's wish and the Egyptian state has fulfilled the threat. James Badcock reports. Plus the controversial poem itself, online. http://www.indexonline.org/news/20020718_egypt.shtml Britain: Defending secret sources. The traditional right of the journalist to keep his or her sources secret is under threat in Britain, but lawyers and journalists are divided on whether the threat is potentially fatal - or merely chilling. http://www.indexonline.org/news/20020715_britain.shtml India: Moral moviemakers. Are India's 'self-appointed culture police' imposing 'censorship by mob' on anything that fails to fit into their narrow view of morality and 'Indian-ness'? Bangalore writer and cinema analyst Ammu Joseph comments. http://www.indexonline.org/news/20020704_india.shtml Zimbabwe: Media still threatened. The case of journalist Andrew Meldrum goes back to the courts. Plus the Committee to Protect Journalists' table of Zimbabwean reporters still under threat. http://www.indexonline.org/news/20020715_zimbabwe.shtml United States: Ready to jail journalists. The use of criminal rather than civil law to settle defamation cases is condemmed worldwide, so its return to the United States has raised a few eyebrows. http://www.indexonline.org/news/20020719_unitedstates.shtml >From Index Index United States: Bush blows bridge over digital divide: http://www.indexonline.org/indexindex/20020722_unitedstates.shtml Pakistan: Blasphemy law under attack: http://www.indexonline.org/indexindex/20020722_pakistan.shtml Haiti: Kidnapped journalist released: http://www.indexonline.org/indexindex/20020722_haiti.shtml Russia: Big sales for author on porn charge: http://www.indexonline.org/indexindex/20020722_russia.shtml Swaziland: Folklore with new messages: http://www.indexonline.org/indexindex/20020722_swaziland.shtml Britain: 'Legal, decent & truthful' politics: http://www.indexonline.org/indexindex/20020722_britain.shtml Palestine: Appeal over Israeli press card ban: http://www.indexonline.org/indexindex/20020719_palestine.shtml Britain: Anti-Euro advert banned by cinema chain: http://www.indexonline.org/indexindex/20020719_britain.shtml Colombia: Another journalist killed: http://www.indexonline.org/indexindex/20020719_colombia.shtml Yemen: Accused of intimidating foreign journalists: http://www.indexonline.org/indexindex/20020719_yemen.shtml United States: FBI can check tennis journalists: http://www.indexonline.org/indexindex/20020715_unitedstates.shtml China: State puts the boot into soccer hacks: http://www.indexonline.org/indexindex/20020716_china.shtml Vatican: 'Blasphemous' websites shut down: http://www.indexonline.org/indexindex/20020715_vatican.shtml Our apologies for the intermittent delivery of this service in recent months. Please follow the instructions below to simply unsubscribe.
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