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Ukraine: No peace plan without accountability for human rights

President Petro Poroshenko 11 Bankova street 01220 Kyiv Ukraine 26 June 2014 Mr President, We, the undersigned members and partners of the Human Rights House Network (HRHN), condemned in the strongest terms human rights violations which took place throughout Ukraine since 29 November 2013, and now call upon you to

Padraig Reidy: Ilham Aliyev’s nonexistent connection with reality

Padraig Reidy: Ilham Aliyev’s nonexistent connection with reality

In an authoritarian society, with power utterly concentrated to the leader and his cadre, there is no such thing as an isolated failure. As a result, every aspect of life must be spun.

Blunt instruments: Media repression in the Ukraine crisis

The sentencing of journalists for doing their jobs in Egypt has prompted an international outcry. But what happens when journalists are prevented from doing their jobs freely? Nicholas Williams reports

Egypt’s Al Jazeera verdict: London journalists stand together in silent protest

Egypt’s Al Jazeera verdict: London journalists stand together in silent protest

The usually bustling entrance of the New Broadcasting House was silent and still for one minute this morning in protest at the sentencing of three Al Jazeera journalists to seven years in Egyptian prison

Belarus: Bialiatski is out of prison – but not entirely ‘free’

Belarus: Bialiatski is out of prison – but not entirely ‘free’

Ales Bialiatski, a well-known Belarusian human rights defender, was released from prison on Saturday after staying for almost three years behind bars on politically motivated charges, Andrei Aliaksandrau reports from Minsk.

Voices from the frontlines of censorship: Andrei Soldatov

Voices from the frontlines of censorship: Andrei Soldatov

The beauty of the Russian approach to internet censorship is that it doesn’t need to be technically sophisticated to be efficient -- it's all about instigating self-censorship, writes Andrei Soldatov

Recap report: Beating retreat- Digital freedom in Turkey, Russia and Azerbaijan

Recap report: Beating retreat- Digital freedom in Turkey, Russia and Azerbaijan

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Padraig Reidy: Public outrage — from radio plays to Twitter mobs

Padraig Reidy: Public outrage — from radio plays to Twitter mobs

In over 80 years, the mechanisms of public outrage have changed very little.

World Cup 2014: What’s the score on freedom of expression?

World Cup 2014: What’s the score on freedom of expression?

Index has compiled some key stats for each World Cup country

25 years after the fall of Berlin Wall, Europe’s past is being rewritten

25 years after the fall of Berlin Wall, Europe’s past is being rewritten

As the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall approaches, Index on Censorship Rachael Jolley magazine editor argues we should not forget our history

Group of death: The worst World Cup countries for free expression

Group of death: The worst World Cup countries for free expression

Index has looked at the countries taking part in arguably the biggest show on earth, and put together our own group of death -- the freedom of expression edition

Good sports: Which free-speech offending countries should we blow the whistle on?

Good sports: Which free-speech offending countries should we blow the whistle on?

Against the backdrop of the World Cup in Brazil, we ask how, during global sporting events, should we respond to countries that repress their citizen's free expression? Should we engage or ignore?