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Sport on Trial

by Jo Glanville SAGE Publications Ltd
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Pbk 192 pages
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Should sport be above politics and human rights? As London gets ready for the Olympics, Index on Censorship visits the ethical pit stops, asks whether sporting tournaments can be good for democracy and considers the appeal of championships to sports mad dictators - from Vladimir Putin to Alexander Lukashenko. With Mihir Bose giving the inside track on sport and ethics, Natalie Haynes Corinna Ferguson on new threats to the right to protest in the UK, Stephen Escritt and Martin Polley on brand control, Arnold van Bruggen and Rob Hornstra on Russia's winter challenge, and Leah Borromeo on what the Olympics mean for locals. Plus award-winning Syrian cartoonist Ali Ferzat, Salil Tripathi on censorship at literary festivals and reports on press freedom from Hungary, Dagestan and Mexico.

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.

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Winner 2008 Amnesty International Consumer Magazine of the Year

Editorial - Jo Glanville
Creative dissent: An interview with celebrated cartoonist Ali Ferzat - Malu Halasa
Hungary's betrayal: Fallout from the new media law - James Kirchick
Murder in Dagestan: A new crisis for press freedom - John Crowfoot
Tight spot: Greek journalists under pressure - Matthaios Tsimtakis
Sporting trials: Should sport make way for human rights? - Mihir Bose
From the archive: Bomb psychology: against the boycott - Athol Fugard
Game control: Who owns the Olympics? - Stephen Escritt & Martin Polley
Bad sport: A guide to the rules and regs - Natalie Haynes
From the archive: A massacre in Mexico: 1968 - Brian Glanville
Local heroes: What the Olympics means for East London - Leah Borromeo
Capital clean-up: More laws have been passed in the UK to curb protest - Corinna Ferguson
Stripsearch - Martin Rowson
Putin's winter challenge: Sport in a troubled terrain - Arnold Van Bruggen & Rob Hornstra
Team Lukashenko - Natalka Babina
China's promise: The mixed legacy of the Games - Duncan Hewitt
Spring thaw: Burma's journalists are still suspicious - Zaw Thet Htway
Spy games: Surveillance and the Olympics - Katitza Rodriguez & Rebecca Bowes
From the archive: The girl athlete: a short story - Ivan KlĂ­ma
Taking a stand: Festivals, censorship and protest - Salil Tripathi
From the archive: A letter to Mr Ceausescu - Ivan Kraus
Poems from the edge: Sri Lankan poets on the front line - Frances Harrison
From the archive: Gentle reader - Judy Blume