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Call for Nominations, Freedom of Expression Awards 2017, Index on Censorship

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    Index on Censorship’s Freedom of Expression Awards exist to celebrate individuals or groups who have had a significant impact fighting censorship anywhere in the world.

    • Awards are offered in four categories: Arts, Campaigning, Digital Activism and Journalism
    • Anyone who has had a demonstrable impact in tackling censorship is eligible
    • Winners are honoured at a gala celebration in London
    • Winners join Index’s Awards Fellowship programme and receive dedicated training and support



    for artists and arts producers whose work challenges repression and injustice and celebrates artistic free expression

    Digital Activism

    for innovative uses of technology to circumvent censorship and enable free and independent exchange of information


    for activists and campaigners who have had a marked impact in fighting censorship and promoting freedom of expression


    for courageous, high-impact and determined journalism that exposes censorship and threats to free expression

    Music in Exile Fellowship

    Relevant nominees are also eligible for the Music in Exile Fellowship, which supports musicians whose work is under threat.


    The Index Awards Fellowship

    In recognising individuals and organisations, often working in dangerous and difficult conditions, Index makes a commitment to them. Through a year-long fellowship we work with our awards winners – both during an intensive week in London, and the rest of the awarding year – to provide longer term, structured assistance to enhance the work they are already doing.


    2017 Timeline



    12 September – 3 October 2016

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