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The renowned Azerbaijani dissident, held at a pre-trial detention centre in the capital Baku, has written an appeal to the international community
Ewa Wojciak and The Theatre of the Eighth Day speak out against injustices. It's deplorable that they should be repressed by the authorities of their city, writes Index contributor Tomasz Kitlinski
Index speaks to Amberin Zaman, the critical Turkish journalist who was recently told to "know [her] place" in a public tirade by president-elect Erdogan
Football banter (or, in modern usage, “bants” or even “#bantz”), can range from the strange to the self-deprecating to the plain awful, but it will always need its edge.
Bulgarian journalists covering the financial beat can breathe freely as the most controversial parts of the so-called "bank censorship" amendment to the Criminal Code have been removed by the legal committee of the National Assembly. Zoltan Sipos reports
Clampdown by authorities on human rights groups in Azerbaijan continues
Concerns about media and internet freedom as Erdogan looks set to make the switch from prime minister to president
Azerbaijani human rights activist Rasul Jafarov has been charged with tax evasion, illegal entrepreneurship and power abuse and sentenced to three months of pre-trial detention. Jafarov’s detention follows the arrest last week of Leyla and Arif Yunus and the disappearance of the print edition of Azadliq.
Since the beginning of this year, cases of assault against journalists, legal threats and lay offs worsened Turkey's already precarious state of press freedom. Catherine Stupp reports