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Montenegro: Impunity is biggest threat to media freedom

Montenegro: Impunity is biggest threat to media freedom

Seven years after the brutal attack that nearly took the life of journalist Tufik Softic, Montenegrin police detained two men suspected of involvement of his attempted murder. For media unions and observers, the detentions were long overdue, but emblematic of the atmosphere of impunity in Montenegro.

Contra Band: Censored songs from Brazil and the UK

Contra Band: Censored songs from Brazil and the UK

Join Index and Up Projects tomorrow: Contra Band is a new commission, by Leah Lovett, which brings together musicians and audiences from Brazil and the UK for an experimental live performance of songs censored in both countries between 1964-1985.

Padraig Reidy: How your well-meaning retweet can do more harm than good

Padraig Reidy: How your well-meaning retweet can do more harm than good

Whatever it is you care about, think before you tweet: Is this too good to be true? Do I have any way of checking this for myself?

Hungary: Council of Europe shares concern over NGO audits

Hungary: Council of Europe shares concern over NGO audits

Hungarian NGOs are facing a rough summer: The Government Control Office (KEHI) has launched a series of investigations into grants they received from the Norway Financial Mechanism.

Macedonia: Journalist arrested while covering rally in Skopje

Macedonia: Journalist arrested while covering rally in Skopje

Besim Ibrahimi, intern for the Albanian-language newspaper Lajm, was arrested on Saturday, 5 July during a rally against the jailing of alleged extremist ethnic Albanian Muslims for the "terrorist" murders of ethnic Macedonians.

Padraig Reidy: When truth is stranger than fiction

Padraig Reidy: When truth is stranger than fiction

Three years ago this week, David Cameron announced that a public inquiry into phone hacking would be set up, under the guidance of Lord Justice Leveson. It may be difficult to imagine now, but this was generally seen as a positive step.

Gorffennaf 18fed: Rhyddid Celf Cymru

Gorffennaf 18fed: Rhyddid Celf Cymru

Mae Index on Censorship yn falch o gyhoeddi y cyntaf o ddau ddigwyddiad mewn cyfres o drafodaethau ar-lein am ryddid mynegiant artistig yng Nghymru. Mae’r trafodaethau yn ran o raglen sydd yn edrych ar sut y mae rhyddid artistig yn cael ei ystyried, ei gefnogi, ei drafod a’i hyrwyddo ar

Index Awards 2014: Catching up with arts nominee Meltem Arikan

Index Awards 2014: Catching up with arts nominee Meltem Arikan

The Turkish playwright and author has finished the script of a new play, "Sheep Republic", about oppression and how easily it is accepted

Germany: Are online user comments protected by press freedom laws?

Germany: Are online user comments protected by press freedom laws?

A local newspaper in the western German city of Darmstadt is at the centre of a legal case that will measure whether readers' comments are protected by Germany's press freedom laws. Catherine Stupp reports

Has Ireland reintroduced criminal libel?

Has Ireland reintroduced criminal libel?

An Irish court has created a precedent where damage to a person’s reputation could lead to criminal sanction -- and no one seems to have noticed, writes Padraig Reidy

Right to be forgotten: A poor ruling, clumsily implemented

Right to be forgotten: A poor ruling, clumsily implemented

In practice, the Court of Justice of the European Union's ruling on the "right to be forgotten" was far too blunt, far too broad brush, and gave far too much power to the search engines to be effective.

A message for politicians: Don’t complain when reporters report

A message for politicians: Don’t complain when reporters report

The narrative of evil newspaper versus innocent, naive, poor little politician is self-pitying and self-defeating, writes Padraig Reidy

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