Index on Censorship
Index on Censorship is an international organisation that defends the freedom for everyone to express themselves without fear of harm or persecution. The inspiration of poet Stephen Spender, Index was founded in 1972 to publish the untold stories of dissidents behind the Iron Curtain and beyond. Today, we fight for free speech around the world, challenging censorship whenever and wherever it occurs.
Index believes that the first step to tackling censorship is to raise awareness. We do this by publishing works by and about censored writers and artists in our quarterly magazine, online, and through a regular programme of public events. We also monitor censorship, undertake advocacy campaigns, and support individuals through an annual Freedom of Expression awards and fellowship.