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Nils Muižnieks: Azerbaijan’s reprisals against brave activists and journalists must stop now

Nils Muižnieks: Azerbaijan’s reprisals against brave activists and journalists must stop now

The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights reflects on his recent mission to Azerbaijan – one of the most difficult of his tenure

Padraig Reidy: Gerry Adams’ half-remembered Republican mythology

Padraig Reidy: Gerry Adams’ half-remembered Republican mythology

As with much half-remembered Republican mythology, Gerry Adams' quip at a US fundraiser wasn’t the whole story.

Protesters turn out for Azerbaijan’s political prisoners

Protesters turn out for Azerbaijan’s political prisoners

Organisations and individuals from across Europe gathered in front of Azerbaijani embassies on Monday to demand Azerbaijan ends its crackdown on civil society.

Whistleblower Grigory Pasko: “Russian public will feel a need for the truth”

Whistleblower Grigory Pasko: “Russian public will feel a need for the truth”

Named the International Whistleblower of the year at the inaugural Index Freedom of Expression Awards in 2001, Grigory Pasko is still working to keep investigative journalism alive in Russia.

Recap report: Is it ever better to censor than to cause offence?

Recap report: Is it ever better to censor than to cause offence?

Index on Censorship and the Bush Theatre organised a debate as a part of the RADAR Festival, to explore the rights of the artist to free expression and to examine the role of arts institutions in defending and promoting free expression

Padraig Reidy: The Soviet Union may be dead, but Soviet disinformation tactics remain

Padraig Reidy: The Soviet Union may be dead, but Soviet disinformation tactics remain

The Kremlin is playing the same games now as it did in its darkest days. Democrats should be ready to fight back.

Art and Conflict: The arts play a vital role in armed conflict

Art and Conflict: The arts play a vital role in armed conflict

Art and Conflict is the result of a year-long research enquiry, supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, exploring the extraordinary work of contemporary artists, activists and cultural organisations in the context of armed conflict, revolution and post-conflict.

17 Nov: Protest against Azerbaijan civil society crackdown

For six months, Azerbaijan has been chairing the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, Europe’s top human rights body. During that period, Azerbaijan unleashed an unprecedented crackdown against civil society—including the imprisonment of human rights defenders and political activists who criticised the government. Today, as the situation for

Azerbaijan must stop its suppression of civil society

Mr Ilham Aliyev President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Avenue 7 1005 Baku Republic of Azerbaijan Fax: +994124923543 and +994124920625 Email: office@pa.gov.az Mr President, As the Chairmanship of the Council of Europe by the Republic of Azerbaijan draws to a close, we, the undersigned members and partners of the

No more business as usual for Azerbaijan

Index on Censorship joins the Civic Solidarity Platform’s call to the Council of Europe to put real pressure on Azerbaijan to reverse its actions and release all those who have been imprisoned on unfounded charges.

Turkish journalist faces jail for “insulting a public official”

Turkish journalist faces jail for “insulting a public official”

A Turkish journalist was charged on Tuesday for “insulting a public official.”

Azerbaijan: Lawyers dismissed from jailed rights activist’s case

Azerbaijan: Lawyers dismissed from jailed rights activist’s case

This comes as Azerbaijan's ambassador to the UK says the government is "deeply committed" to strengthening its cooperation with the country’s civil society

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