25 episodes

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

Index on Censorship magazine podcasts Index on Censorship

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

    Letter from Palestine: novelist Abbad Yahya

    Letter from Palestine: novelist Abbad Yahya

    Palestianian novelist Abbad Yahya speaks about the difficult choices for those living in the West Bank and the effects of censorship

    • 5 min
    What the F**k!? Comedian and author Andrew Doyle talks free speech

    What the F**k!? Comedian and author Andrew Doyle talks free speech

    Index's editorial assistant Benjamin Lynch talks to comedian and author Andrew Doyle about his new book, "Free Speech and Why It Matters". They discuss incitement and his thoughts on why President Donald Trump shouldn't have been removed from Twitter, as well as the state of free speech on the left and right.
    Index on Censorship's What the F**k!? podcast invites politicians, activists, journalists and celebrities to talk about the worst things going on in the world, why you should care and why you should swear.

    • 16 min
    What the F**k!? Richard Ratcliffe talks about the charges facing his wife Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

    What the F**k!? Richard Ratcliffe talks about the charges facing his wife Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

    Index's associate editor Mark Frary talks to Richard Ratcliffe, the husband of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who has been in prison in Iran for the past five years. He talks about the end of her house arrest, what has got her through solitary confinement and the attitude of the British government to her case and other Britons imprisoned in the country.
    Index on Censorship's What the F**k!? podcast invites politicians, activists, journalists and celebrities to talk about the worst things going on in the world, why you should care and why you should swear.

    • 23 min
    What the F**k!? with with historian and modern China expert Jeff Wasserstrom on Chinese censorship

    What the F**k!? with with historian and modern China expert Jeff Wasserstrom on Chinese censorship

    Index’s Benjamin Lynch talks to author, historian and modern China expert Jeff Wasserstrom about why China censors, the Chinese Communist Party's growing influence and what their censorship policies mean for the rest of the world.
    Index on Censorship's What the F**k!? podcast invites politicians, activists, journalists and celebrities to talk about the worst things going on in the world, why you should care and why you should swear.

    • 12 min
    What the F**k!? with Shereener Browne on the censorship of drill music

    What the F**k!? with Shereener Browne on the censorship of drill music

    Index's Mark Frary talks to actor and barrister Shereener Browne. Browne talks about the drill music scene and her fight to stop censorship of the genre by the government and Metropolitan Police. She talks about how the black community has been singled out by the authorities and how banning the music, which often has violent lyrics, does not solve the problem of gang violence.
    Index on Censorship's What the F**k!? podcast invites politicians, activists, journalists and celebrities to talk about the worst things going on in the world, why you should care and why you should swear.

    • 16 min
    Index on Censorship's What the F**k!? podcast: Uighur singer and activist Rahima Mahmut

    Index on Censorship's What the F**k!? podcast: Uighur singer and activist Rahima Mahmut

    Index's Mark Frary talks to Rahima Mahmut, Uighur singer and UK project director of the World Uyghur Congress. She discusses why the world is afraid of China's power and the plight of the Uighur people. She also talks of the importance of cultural memories, including song and poetry, and her concerns for the future.
    Index on Censorship's What the F**k!? podcast invites politicians, activists, journalists and celebrities to talk about the worst things going on in the world, why you should care and why you should swear.

    • 16 min

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