INDEX ON CENSORSHIP | VOL.51 | NO.2

CONTENTS

Up Front

1 JOINING UKRAINE’S

BATTLE FOR FREEDOM: JEMIMAH STEINFELD We must stand with the bold and brave against Putin

6 THE INDEX:

EDITED BY MARK FRARY A global tour of free expression, departing from the poll booth and arriving at the journalists reporting under Taliban rule

Features

14 FIFTY YEARS OF PRIDE AND

PREJUDICE: PETER TATCHELL Following the rise and corporate fall of London’s march for LGBT rights, will grassroots voices rise again?

17 INDIA’S MEATY ISSUE:

AISHWARYA JAGANI When a burger comes with a side of oppression

20 CARTOON: BEN JENNINGS

Art imitates life, caveman style

22 MY THREE YEARS OF

HELL IN AN UYGHUR ‘RE-EDUCATION’ CAMP: GULBAHAR HAITIWAJI, RAHIMA MAHMUT As the world stays silent, hear the truth from inside China’s brutal concentration camps

28 ONE STEP AHEAD OF

THE GAME: DAN CHEN Media criticism of the Chinese government is all part of the power play

31 WELCOME TO THE KINGDOM

OF IMPUNITY: MICHAEL DEIBERT The landscape is dangerous for journalists in Haiti. Murders and kidnappings are a daily risk

35 POLITICALLY CORRECTED?:

ISSA SIKITI DA SILVA

The banned words the Kenyan government doesn’t want to hear in this election year

Special Report: The battle for Ukraine

40 LOSING BATTLE FOR TRUTH

IN RUSSIAN LECTURE HALLS: ILYA MATVEEV The war has put a new strain on academic freedom. A Russian lecturer laments his lost classroom

43 DON’T BE AFRAID TO SAY

TWO PLUS TWO IS FOUR: MARK FRARY, ALLA GUTNIKOVA As a convicted student journalist speaks out for freedom, do Russian dissidents once again face the gulag?

48 EMOTIONAL BAGGAGE:

SLAVENKA DRAKULIĆ How it feels to pack up a life in Ukraine and become a refugee

52 BACK TO THE FUTURE:

MARTIN BRIGHT The world has been turned upside down for Ukrainian reporters, and this is their new landscape

55 ON NOT BEING SHOT:

JOHN SWEENEY Amidst the Kremlin-wrought wreckage, do we need a new era of journalism?

56 RUSSIA’S TROJAN HORSE

MOVES CLOSER TO EUROPE: VIKTÓRIA SERDÜLT In Hungary, Putin’s right-hand man wins again. Plus Chris Matthews on those fighting back

59 TURKEY’S NEWFOUND

RUSSOPHILIA: KAYA GENÇ Putinism is seeping into Turkey, and it spells trouble for future freedoms

62 DIVIDED BY AGE AND A TV

SCREEN: HANNA KOMAR How do you make sure your

family see the truth when they’re blinded by Kremlin propaganda? A Belarusian activist speaks out

64 CULTURE IN THE CROSS

HAIRS: ANDREY KURKOV Decades after Soviet rule, Ukrainian culture is once again under threat, as are the lives behind the creative expression

67 BORDERING ON

MEDIA CONTROL: KSENIYA TARASEVICH False information about Ukraine finds fertile breeding ground in Poland

69 TREAT TRAGEDIES

OF THE UKRAINE WAR WITH DIGNITY:

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