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Is press censorship in Serbia “worse than the 1990s”?

Is press censorship in Serbia “worse than the 1990s”?

Six months after Aleksandar Vucic came to power, there are worrying signs that freedom of the media is deteriorating, Milana Knezevic writes

Hungary: Rapper and NGOs targeted by state crackdown

Hungary: Rapper and NGOs targeted by state crackdown

Hungarians working with "foreign intelligence" have been labelled "traitors" by the deputy prime minister. The comment follows a spate of cases of government censorship and intimidation over the past year. Aimee Hamilton reports

Open journalism: “The media landscape has changed irreversibly”

Open journalism: “The media landscape has changed irreversibly”

Index on Censorship reports back from the second Open Journalism expert panel, held in Vienna by the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe.

Azerbaijan: Rasul Jafarov appeal

Azerbaijan: Rasul Jafarov appeal

This is the appeal of Azerbaijani political prisoner, Rasul Jafarov. It was sent to Index on Censorship by his brother, Sanan Jafarov. Jafarov has now been detained for 54 days. Article 157 of the Code of Criminal Procedure deals with the restrictive measure of arrest. Article 157.2 states that arrest as a

Azerbaijan: Lawyers denied access to Leyla Yunus

Azerbaijan: Lawyers denied access to Leyla Yunus

Disregarding the motion by European Parliament earlier this week, Azerbaijan has failed to release political prisoners Leyla and Arif Yunus, Rasul Jafarov, Intigam Aliyev and Hasan Huseynli.

Julia Farrington: The Barbican, Exhibit B and “progress zero”

Julia Farrington: The Barbican, Exhibit B and “progress zero”

Index on Censorship's associate arts producer explores the issues around the Barbican's presentation of Exhibit B, a work by Brett Bailey.

Turkey: Erdogan tightens the digital screws on free expression

Turkey: Erdogan tightens the digital screws on free expression

Turkey's new internet restrictions -- rushed through in early September -- spell trouble for the country's press. Catherine Stupp reports.

Greece: A tougher climate for press freedom

Greece: A tougher climate for press freedom

Index on Censorship spoke with Marilena Katsimi about how censorship is exercised in Greece, and to what extent journalists are allowed to report on social struggles in the country. Christos Syllas reports

EU Parliament calls on Azerbaijan to reform human rights

EU Parliament calls on Azerbaijan to reform human rights

The European Parliament has called on Azerbaijan to release several prominent political prisoners and proceed with reforming the country’s human rights policies. The motion calls for the immediate release of prisoners Leyla and Arif Yunus, Rasul Jafarov, Intigam Aliyev and Hasan Huseynli. It also asks that the government cease its

Azerbaijan: Letter to BP

Azerbaijan: Letter to BP

Azerbaijanis are demanding that BP stop supporting repression in their country on the 20th anniversary of the Contract of the Century. A letter has been sent to BP CEO Bob Dudley to coincide with today’s 20 year anniversary. On 20 September 1994 BP signed a contract with then president Heydar Aliyev

Padraig Reidy: The ugliness under Azerbaijan’s alternate reality

Padraig Reidy: The ugliness under Azerbaijan’s alternate reality

Post-Soviet Azerbaijan is a country built of facades; facades of modernity and wealth and progress and “democracy”. Facades that hide an underlying ugliness.

Jodie Ginsberg: Five things you need to know before visiting Azerbaijan

Jodie Ginsberg: Five things you need to know before visiting Azerbaijan

London-based daily newspaper Metro ran a feature this month extolling the delights of Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. Jodie Ginsberg, CEO of Index on Censorship, fills readers in on what Metro missed.