Tag Archives: Index on Censorship

Episode 184 – 26th April 2013

We speak to world renowned primatologist Frans de Waal about his new book, celebrate the passing of the new defamation bill and the libel laws being sorted. The science of nervous breakdowns, how Jehovah’s Witnesses have some dodgy views on domestic violence, and much more!

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Libel Reform Success! (3:20) by James O’Malley (ft Mike Harris)
Frans de Waal Interview (12:25) by Tessa Kendall
Smart Pills (23:31) by Chris Chapman
Nervous Breakdowns (28:35) by Dean Burnett
Jehovah’s Witnesses & Domestic Violence (39:31) by Naomi Wilcox
Cookie Stuffing (49:06) by Drew Rae
Jargon (55:35) by Alex Brown

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Episode 137 – 25th May 2012

A bit of a censorship special this week as we find out how awful things are in Eurovision host nation Azerbaijan, discover how over here LOCOG are clamping down on dissent and censorship of The Pirate Bay is raising some interesting questions. We also find out all about the latest rationalist theatre, investigate spiritualism and, er, look at breast implants.

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Azerbaijan and Human Rights by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Paidraig Reidy)
Space Hijackers Hijacked by James O’Malley (ft Agent Undecided)
BitTorrent and Censorship by Salim Fadhley
Festival of Spoken Nerd Tour by James O’Malley (ft Helen Arney, Matt Parker and Steve Mould)
Enlightenment Cafe by James O’Malley (ft Andy Franzkowiak)
Spiritualism by Adam Cuerdon (ft Christopher)
PIP Implants by Peter English
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy and Brian Two

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Listen to the Libel Reform Campaign Free Speech Hustings LIVE!

This will be live from 6.30pm with the hustings beginning at 7pm. Please twitter your questions or comments to #libelreform or email: news@libelreform.org.

The Libel Reform Campaign is hosting the official “Free Speech Hustings” of the General Election 2010 in association with English PEN, Index on Censorship and Sense About Science. Speaking at the event will be Dominic Grieve from the Conservatives, Evan Harris from the Liberal Democrats and Michael Wills from the Labour Party who will go head to head over libel law reform and protecting our freedom of speech.

When the live broadcast begins, the square in the top right will be RED AND GLOWING – click this to listen.