In this issue of Index on Censorship magazine, authors from around the world including the former Observer literary editor Robert Mc Crum, and Oxford University’s Stuart White consider what clauses they would draft into a 21st century version of the Magna Carta; from Mexico a review of its constitution and its flawed justice system; Turkish novelist Kaya Genc looks at the recent intimidation against Turkish female writers and Natasha Joseph reports from Johannesburg on allegations of witchcraft in South Africa, and how people take action into their own hands. With reports from the Ukraine and Russia on the information and propaganda war, and plus new poetry and a previously unpublished play extract.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Editorial - Rachael JolleyPart I: Special Report: Magna Carta and the Cause of FreedomChapter 2: Making a 21st-Century Magna Carta - Robert Mccrum, Hans-Joachim Neubauer, Danny Sriskandarajah, Rita El Khayat, Elif Shafak, Renata Avila, Ferial Haffajee, Stuart WhiteChapter 3: 1215 and All That - John CraceChapter 4: Stripsearch Cartoon - Martin RowsonChapter 5: Battle Royal - Mark FennChapter 6: Land and Freedom? - Ritu MenonChapter 7: Give Me Liberty - Peter KellnerChapter 8: Constitutionally Challenged - Duncan TuckerChapter 9: Courting Disapproval - Shahira AminChapter 10: Digging Into the Power System - Sue BranfordChapter 11: Critical Role - Natasha JosephChapter 12: Global View - Jodie GinsbergPart II: In FocusChapter 13: Brave New War - Andrei AliaksandrauChapter 14: Propaganda War Obscures Russian Soldiers’ Deaths - Helen WomackChapter 15: Azeri Attack - Rebecca VincentChapter 16: The Political is Personal - Arzu GeybullayevaChapter 17: Really Good Omens - Martin RowsonChapter 18: Police (In)Action - Simon CallowChapter 19: Drawing Fire - Rayma And BonilChapter 20: Thoughts Policed - Max Wind-CowieChapter 21: Media under Siege or a Freer Press? - Vicky BakerChapter 22: Turkey’s “Treacherous” Women Journalists - Kaya GençChapter 23: Dark Arts - Nargis TashpulatovaChapter 24: Talk is Cheap - Steven BorowiecChapter 25: Fear of Faith - Jemimah SteinfeldChapter 26: Time Travel to Web of the Past and Future - Mike GodwinPart III: CultureChapter 27: Language Lessons - Chen Xiwo Chapter 28: Spirit Unleashed - Diane FaheyChapter 29: Diary Unlocked - Hanoch LevinChapter 30: Oz on Trial - John KinsellaChapter 31: Index around the World - Aimée HamiltonChapter 32: Humour on Record - Vicky Baker