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
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.