Index on Censorship has announced the shortlist for the 2013 Index Freedom of Expression Awards.
The Index Freedom of Expression Awards recognise journalists, bloggers, digital activists, campaigners and artists around the world who, directly or indirectly, are fighting against censorship. These are the people on the frontline who often experience violence, threats and imprisonment for exercising their right to free speech.
CEO Kirsty Hughes said:
‘All of this year’s nominees have shown great courage in speaking out, and fighting censorship and injustice often in very challenging conditions. Many of them come from established or emerging democracies, reflecting the disturbing fact that censorship is not just the preserve of authoritarian states, and that freedom of expression is an issue that affects us all, wherever we live.’
The full shortlist is below and you can click here for more information about each of the nominees.
Ales Bialiatski was nominated in “Advocacy” category.