Podcasts from Index on Censorship exploring issues in freedom of expression.
Index on Censorship's What the F**k!? podcast: Kirstin McCudden of the US Press Freedom Tracker
Index's associate editor Mark Frary talks to Kirstin McCudden, managing editor of the US Press Freedom Tracker ahead of the inauguration of Joe Biden as 46th President of the United States. McCudden talks about attacks on the press during the Black Lives Matter protests, the storming of the US Capitol and Donald Trump's legacy.
Index on Censorship's What the F**k!? podcast: freelance journalist Issa Sikiti da Silva on the Ugandan elections
Index's head of content Jemimah Steinfeld talks to freelance journalist and Index contributor Issa Sikiti da Silva ahead of the upcoming Ugandan presidential elections which are expected to return President Yoweri Museveni to power once again. Issa talks about the role of social media and the future of the free press in the region.
Index on Censorship's What the F**k!? podcast: RSF director of international campaigns Rebecca Vincent
Index's editorial assistant Benjamin Lynch talks to Director of International Campaigns for Reporters Without Borders, Rebecca Vincent.
She shares the stories and cases that continue to motivate her today, including the time she was kicked out of Azerbaijan as well as the importance of the Julian Assange case.
Index on Censorship's What the F**k!? podcast: Tongue Fu collaborator, poet and singer Amyra
Index's associate editor Mark Frary talks to singer, poet and writer Amyra about her collaboration with the Tongue Fu collective on the album Boat Building.
Amyra talks about Black Lives Matter and her anger over the lack of resources for women, especially women of colour. She talks about how she wants her work to be empowering to others and why she wrote the children's book Freedom, We Sing.
Index on Censorship's What the F**k!? podcast: Hong Kong Free Press' Tom Grundy
Index's head of content Jemimah Steinfeld talks to Tom Grundy, the editor-in-chief and co-founder of Hong Kong Free Press.
Grundy talks about how Hong Kong has changed since the publication was founded, media freedom in the shadow of China's National Security Law and the challenges that his journalists work under to get the news out with many critics of the Chinese Communist Party being jailed.
Index on Censorship's What the F**k!? podcast: Dr Emese Pasztor
Index talks to Dr Emese Pásztor, director of the Political Freedoms Project at the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union.
Pásztor talks about the government’s ban on the freedom of assembly, forbidding political protests. The ban comes as Orban’s government tries to make changes to the country’s constitution which requires families to bring up their children “in a Christian spirit” and which only protects an individual’s rights to self-determination if they live their lives as their biological se