New winds of censorship are blowing in not only from the Middle East and Africa, areas traditionally plagued by a troubled relationship between media and power, but also from the Americas and Europe. Index on Censorship, which monitors the state of censorship in the world, has recorded a worrying global upward trend, especially against artists, activists, intellectuals and journalists. In this session Index correspondents from Mexico, the Gulf, the Horn of Africa and Europe will provide an update on censorship worldwide and reaffirm the need for increased vigilance in the fight to maintain, or indeed reinstate, freedom of expression.