Index on Censorship, London

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Index on Censorship is a global, quarterly magazine, with reporters and contributing editors all around the world. It was founded in 1972 to publish the untold stories of dissidents behind the Iron Curtain and continues to campaign for free expression, challenging censorship wherever and whenever it occurs.

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Members of the Index team at work in London

With correspondents in Turkey, Brazil, China, India, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, and Argentina, Index on Censorship magazine publishes award-winning journalism and new fiction not previously published in English, covering freedom of expression issues from attacks on journalists to governments forcing artists into exile.

In the course of its work, the Index magazine has published some of the greatest campaigning writers of our age, from Václav Havel to Aung San Suu Kyi. Index has also published some of the most renowned names in literature, including Nadine Gordimer, Mario Vargas Llosa, Samuel Beckett and Kurt Vonnegut.

The greater Index on Censorship organisation, to which the magazine belongs, is well known for its work in the fields of advocacy and campaigning, where it has a reputation as one of the world’s leading defenders of freedom of expression.

As part of its work advocating freedom of expression, Index also celebrates some of the heroes of free speech in an annual Freedom of Expression Awards ceremony in London, with winners coming from around the world. To find out more about the Freedom of Expression Awards, click here.

For more detailed information about both the Index on Censorship organisation and the quarterly magazine, visit Index’s own website at:

You can also follow the Index magazine on Twitter at @index_magazine.