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For Juzne Vesti editor, Serbia’s deteriorating media freedom comes as no surprise

For Juzne Vesti editor, Serbia’s deteriorating media freedom comes as no surprise

In just over five years, journalists at the independent news site have been subjected to verbal harassment or death threats 15 times, reports Ilcho Cvetanoski

Padraig Reidy: Stop saying this isn’t a “free speech issue”. It is.

Padraig Reidy: Stop saying this isn’t a “free speech issue”. It is.

One wishes sometimes we could be more honest. Say “this is a free speech issue, and I’m OK with this amount of censorship, for this reason”; then we can talk.

Padraig Reidy: Doubting Cambridge University Press’s commitment to academic freedom

Padraig Reidy: Doubting Cambridge University Press’s commitment to academic freedom

CUP are still refusing to publish Putin’s Kleptocracy by Karen Dawisha for fear of libel action -- despite saying they have no reason to doubt the veracity of the work

Tamas Bodoky: The independence of journalism in Hungary is under threat

Tamas Bodoky: The independence of journalism in Hungary is under threat

Hungarian journalist Tamás Bodoky founded investigative news website Atlatszo.hu, winner of the 2015 Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression Award for Digital Activism. He spoke at the ceremony in London on 18 March

Special Index Freedom of Expression Award given to persecuted Azerbaijani activists and journalists

Special Index Freedom of Expression Award given to persecuted Azerbaijani activists and journalists

The award, for Azerbaijanis continuing their struggle for freedom, rights and dignity, was given out at the 2015 Index Award ceremony in London on 18 March

Azerbaijan: Protest as Baku prepares for European Games

Azerbaijan: Protest as Baku prepares for European Games

Azerbaijanis protested the poor state of human rights in their country with 87 days to go until the inaugural European Games

Lithuania: Press freedom groups decry proposed bans on Russian TV channels

A coalition of international press freedom organisations has hit out at a move to force some Russian "government-controlled" TV stations off Lithuanian airwaves

Russia seeks to gag UN high commissioner on human rights

As so often at the sessions of the United Nations Human Rights Council, some interventions by states go unnoticed, but one in particular -- Russia's -- must be called out

#IndexAwards2015: Digital activism nominee Tamás Bodoky and Atlatszo.hu

#IndexAwards2015: Digital activism nominee Tamás Bodoky and Atlatszo.hu

Atlatszo.hu is an investigative news outlet founded and managed by Tamás Bodoky, the main goal of which is to promote free, transparent circulation of information in Hungary

#IndexAwards2015: Campaigning nominee Rechts gegen Rechts

#IndexAwards2015: Campaigning nominee Rechts gegen Rechts

Rechts gegen Rechts is an initiative set up in 2014 in Wunsiedel, Germany, to peacefully counter an annual neo-Nazi march through the streets of the small town.

Padraig Reidy: George Galloway’s dear tweeter letters

Padraig Reidy: George Galloway’s dear tweeter letters

TV presenter George Galloway has taken to wearing a black fedora, indoors. I know this, because I have seen him doing so on at least one of his TV shows

#IndexAwards2015: Campaigning nominee Soldiers’ Mothers

#IndexAwards2015: Campaigning nominee Soldiers’ Mothers

Soldiers’ Mothers of Russia is an NGO network dedicated to improving transparency and exposing human rights abuses in the Russian military

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