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We can't do without radio. However many new forms of mass communication are invented, the grandmother of them all remains indispensable. From Peru to Jordan, it's radio journalists who are often the first, and the last, to defy censorship and push the boundaries. As modern technology multiplies radio's reach, Index examines the medium and its messengers. Alexei Venediktov gives an exclusive interview on the secret of radio station Ekho Moskvy's survival - one of the last bastions of free speech in Russia; Joe Queenan reveals why he has no time for talk radio in the US and Shirazuddin Siddiqi on the programme the Taliban couldn't ban.
Radio Redux, focuses on the impact of the original broadcast media. Despite the explosion in new forms of communication, radio remains on the front line in free speech. From the shock jocks of the US to community radio in Mexico, Index on Censorship takes a close listen to battles on the airwaves.
PLUS Richard Norton-Taylor on the pursuit of secrecy; Marge Berer on a full-frontal cover-up; an exclusive extract from Javad Mahzadeh's acclaimed novel set during the Iran-Iraq war and Martin Rowson's Stripsearch.
Index on Censorship is an award-winning magazine, devoted to protecting and promoting free expression. International in outlook, outspoken in comment, Index on Censorship reports on free expression violations around the world, publishes banned writing and shines a light on vital free expression issues through original, challenging and intelligent commentary and analysis, publishing some of the world's finest writers.
Editorial - Jo GlanvillePART ONE: DISPATCHESThe Pursuit of Secrecy - Richard Norton-Taylor How the Courts Stopped Labour's Cover-upPART TWO: RADIO REDUXRulers of the Airwaves - Gillian Reynolds The Key to Radio's SuccessLooking for America - Joe Queenan Talk Radio Is the Battleground for the USA's SoulOpen Mike - Aryeh Neier Free Speech Remains the Best AntidoteCulture of Caution - Martin Semukanya Rwandan Journalists Are Still Rebuilding CredibilityRadio Waves: Facts and Figures - Liam Hodkinson and Elizabeth StittThe World Strikes Back - Irena Maryniak The Broadcast Revolution Has Rewritten the RulesNew Waves - Richard Sambrook International Radio Can No Longer Go It AloneStripsearch - Martin RowsonGood Morning, Belgrade - Adrienne Van Heteren The Triumph of B92Rules of Engagement - Maria Eismont Alexei Venediktov on the Secret of His SurvivalRadio Silence - Vugar Gojayev Azerbaijan's Shrinking Media LandscapeDAB Is Dead - Grant Goddard How the Digital Dream Turned SourLocal Hero - Carlos Flores Borja A Peruvian Station's Battle to BroadcastInterrupted Service - Aleida Calleja Community Radio on the Front Line in MexicoPiracy Goes Kosher - Anat Balint Israeli Settlers Join the Media GameTaboo Buster - Kristen Ess Schurr Jordan's Hero of the AirwavesReal Lives - Shirazuddin Siddiqi The Programme the Taliban Couldn't BanToo Free too Fast - Ernest Waititu How Kenya's Broadcasters Fell Foul of the LawPART THREE: BODY WORKSCovered up - Marge Berer The Full Frontal That Got PulledMake Me Beautiful - Omid Salehi Inside the World of Iranian Cosmetic SurgeryPART FOUR: FICTIONMy Best Friend - Javad Mahzadeh Exclusive Extract from His Novel