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Brazil’s World Cup surveillance operation

Brazil’s World Cup surveillance operation

The programme for policing this summer's tournament could have serious consequences for civil liberties, Simone Marques reports

In Ecuador the battle for the truth continues

In Ecuador the battle for the truth continues

President Rafael Correa's recent attack on El Universo newspaper for printing a satirical cartoon, marks a dangerous precedent for Ecuador's media, writes Jack Gilbert

Index Freedom of Expression Awards: Journalism nominee Dina Meza

Index Freedom of Expression Awards: Journalism nominee Dina Meza

Dina Meza is an investigative journalist working for the Committee of Relatives of the Detainees and Disappeared in Honduras, an incredibly difficult environment for press freedom.

Index Freedom of Expression Awards: Journalism nominees Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras

Greenwald and Poitras uncovered the biggest international story of 2013, using leaks from the USA’s National Security Agency to illuminate the breadth of online surveillance carried out by governments.

Venezuela must respect human rights and free expression

London, 28 February 2014 Mr. Alvaro Sanchez, Charge d’Affaires, Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in the United Kindgom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Index on Censorship, an international organisation that promotes and defends the right to freedom of expression, is writing to you to show our concern

Brazil: Death of journalist covering protests prompts uproar

Brazil: Death of journalist covering protests prompts uproar

The death of Santiago Andrade on 10 February, a cameraman for Brazil’s Bandeirantes Network, from injuries suffered while filming a Rio de Janeiro transport price protest has shocked the country, writes Simone Marques

Brazil: Bills rushed through congress in bid to suppress World Cup protests

Brazil: Bills rushed through congress in bid to suppress World Cup protests

Suggested laws would ban “crimes against sporting and cultural events” among other things. Simone Marques reports

Brazil’s opaque World Cup preparations roil protesters

Brazil’s opaque World Cup preparations roil protesters

Right at the heart of Brazil's 2013 mass protests was a feeling of alienation and exclusion from the decision making process for the preparations of the 2014 World Cup. Jack Gilbert reports