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Bahrain: Activists highlight the human rights situation

Bahrain: Activists highlight the human rights situation

Bahraini human rights activists Nabeel Rajab and Sayed Ahmed Al Wadaei discuss their countries human rights record.

Meltem Arikan: Aren’t women’s voices equivalent to muteness in Turkey?

Meltem Arikan: Aren’t women’s voices equivalent to muteness in Turkey?

In a new poem written for Index on Censorship, Turkish playwright and author Meltem Arikan explores the status of women in Turkey.

Azerbaijan: Protest calls on BP to cut ties with Aliyev regime

Azerbaijan: Protest calls on BP to cut ties with Aliyev regime

This week marks the anniversary of the signing of the Contract of the Century, when BP began its 20 year relationship with the Aliyev family. Aimee Hamilton reports

Curacao journalists’ lonely and dangerous battle against corruption

Curacao journalists’ lonely and dangerous battle against corruption

The Dutch Caribbean island is far behind on press freedom, writes Mitra Nazar

Germany: Vandals lash out against local newspaper for reporting on right-wing extremists

Germany: Vandals lash out against local newspaper for reporting on right-wing extremists

On the night of September 4-5, the daily newspaper Lausitzer Rundschau became victim to a crime by now familiar to its employees. Catherine Stupp reports.

Padraig Reidy: Belarus’ dictator cannot bear the egalitarianism of the ice bucket challenge

Padraig Reidy: Belarus’ dictator cannot bear the egalitarianism of the ice bucket challenge

Funny doesn’t work for dictatorships because funny usually involves humanity and vulnerability. This is the appeal of the viral video challenge.

Macedonian journalists alarmed over government’s attempts to control private media

Macedonian journalists alarmed over government’s attempts to control private media

In Macedonia, concerns have been raised over the new round of amendments to the Law on Audio and Audiovisual Media Services (LAAMS). Christina Vasilaki reports

Nick Davies: Ipso could have killed phone-hacking investigations

Davies, the investigative reporter who unveiled the extent of the phone-hacking scandal, discussed his new book Hack Attack at the Frontline Club in London

#FreeMaryam: Protesters deliver message to Foreign Office

#FreeMaryam: Protesters deliver message to Foreign Office

Today a protest was held outside the Foreign and Commonwealth Office calling for the UK government to condemn the regime in Bahrain and support the release of human rights campaigner Maryam Alkhawaja and her father, Abdulhadi Alkhawaja, who has been in prison in the country since 2011.

Azerbaijan: Azadliq journalist detained in continuing crackdown

Azerbaijan: Azadliq journalist detained in continuing crackdown

In the latest move against civil society in the country, Seymour Hazy, a reporter working for Azadliq, Azerbaijan’s last independent newspaper, was sentenced to two months pretrial detention on Monday, charged with disorderly conduct. Andrei Aliaksandrau reports

Padraig Reidy: Dismiss Lady Apostle’s ludicrous lawsuit

Padraig Reidy: Dismiss Lady Apostle’s ludicrous lawsuit

The English High Court should dismiss a ludicrous lawsuit against the British Humanist Association.