Index on Censorship

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HeadquartersLondon, United Kingdom

Index on Censorship is a campaigning publishing organisation for freedom of expression, which produces a quarterly magazine of the same name from London. The present Chief Executive of Index on Censorship, since May 2014, is Jodie Ginsberg.[1]

It is directed by the non-profit-making Writers and Scholars International (WSI) in association with the UK-registered charity Index on Censorship (founded as the Writers and Scholars Educational Trust), which are both chaired by the British writer and author David Aaronovitch. WSI was created by poet Stephen Spender, Oxford philosopher Stuart Hampshire, the then editor of The Observer David Astor, writer and Soviet Union expert Edward Crankshaw.[2]

The founding editor of Index on Censorship was the critic and translator Michael Scammell (1972–81), who still serves as a patron of the organisation.[3]


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  1. "Former journalist to head Index on Censorship", The Guardian, 5 February 2014
  2. Scammell, Michael (1984). "How Index on Censorship Started" in They Shoot Writers, Don't They?, Theiner, George; London: Faber & Faber, pp. 19–28. ISBN 978-0-571-13260-7.
  3. "#IndexAwards2018: Index announces Freedom of Expression Awards winners"
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