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Podcasts from Index on Censorship exploring issues in freedom of expression.

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Podcasts from Index on Censorship exploring issues in freedom of expression.

    The Big Noise

    The Big Noise

    In the winter 2019 podcast, The Big Noise, we focus on the tactics male macho leaders around the world use to quash criticism, debate and therefore freedom of expression. Orna Herr and Jemimah Steinfeld discuss the latest edition of the magazine, revealing their highlights of the issue and concerns over the collision between social media apps and world leaders trying to spread disinformation. Guests include Richard Hine, who runs a popular Donald Trump parody account on Twitter and explains how the US president manipulates the media, Italian journalist Leonardo Bianchi who describes the mistrust of the partisan Italian media, Brazilian journalist Patricia Campos Mello who reveals the extent of sexist abuse suffered by female journalists in Brazil, and Viktoria Sërdult, a contributor the latest edition of the magazine who discusses the Hungarian government’s anti-LGBT agenda.  

    • 19 min
    Border Forces with Peppermint, Ariana Drehsler and Steven Borowiec

    Border Forces with Peppermint, Ariana Drehsler and Steven Borowiec

    In the Index on Censorship autumn 2019 podcast, we focus on how travel restrictions at borders are limiting the flow of free thought and ideas. Lewis Jennings and Sally Gimson discuss the latest issue of the magazine and reveal what to expect. Guests include trans woman and activist Peppermint, runner-up of RuPaul's Drag Race season nine, who opens up about a transphobic experience in a Russian airport; San Diego photojournalist Ariana Drehsler talks about her detainment at a Mexican border and how this compares to a similar situation that happened in Egypt; and Steven Borowiec, a regular contributor to the magazine based in South Korea, discusses the laws surrounding the toughest border in the world.

    • 22 min
    Judged

    Judged

    In the summer 2019 podcast, Judged, we focus on how governments use power to undermine justice and freedom. Lewis Jennings and Rachael Jolley discuss the latest issue of the magazine, revealing their top picks and debating what rating they would be under China's social credit rating system. Guests include best-selling Chinese author Xinran, who delves into surveillance in China; Italian journalist Stefano Pozzebon, who reveals the dangers of being a foreign journalist in Venezuela; and Steve Levitsky, the co-author of The New York Times best-seller How Democracies Die, discusses political polarisation in the US. 

    • 27 min
    Freedom of Expression Award Winners' Roundtable

    Freedom of Expression Award Winners' Roundtable

    In this special edition of the Index on Censorship podcast, we celebrate the winners of the Freedom of Expression Awards 2019 in a roundtable talk. Guests include Mimi Mefo, Zehra Dogan, Carolina Botero from Fundacion Karisma, plus Terry Anderson and Ritu Gairola from Cartoonists Rights Network International.

    • 22 min
    Is this all the local news?

    Is this all the local news?

    Is this all the local news? We explore what happens when the local news media is not there to hold power to account. Beijing-based reporter Karoline Kan explores whether China's social credit system could impact local journalism; Ian Murray, director of the Society of Editors, discusses the future of local news; co-founder of the Bishop's Stortford Independent Sinead Corr reveals why print is not dead. Plus current Index youth board members discuss local news in their countries.

    • 17 min
    Birth, Marriage and Death

    Birth, Marriage and Death

    What are we afraid to talk about? In the Winter 2018 edition of Index on Censorship magazine, we explore taboos surrounding birth, marriage and death around the world. With guests Jieun Baek, Sharon Thompson, Edward Lucas and Irene Caselli.

    • 16 min

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