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Russia: Justice Ministry seeks to disband Kremlin-critical human rights group

Russia: Justice Ministry seeks to disband Kremlin-critical human rights group

The ministry has filed a lawsuit with the Supreme Court to close the International Memorial Society, Jennifer Janiak reports

Azerbaijan: Protesters demand end to repression

Azerbaijan: Protesters demand end to repression

Powerful pictures show thousands gathering in Baku as crackdown on government critics continues

Azerbaijan: Journalist Arzu Geybulla threatened

Azerbaijan: Journalist Arzu Geybulla threatened

Azerbaijani journalist Arzu Geybulla has been the subject of ongoing intimidation via social media

Padraig Reidy: We all seem to be grieving for newspapers

Padraig Reidy: We all seem to be grieving for newspapers

Put two British journalists in a room and talk will likely turn to the managed decline of the newspaper industry in western Europe and the US. Padraig Reidy will miss the news agents most.

Romania: Audiovisual Council paralysed in middle of election campaign

Romania: Audiovisual Council paralysed in middle of election campaign

As Romania heads into its election season, its television and radio regulator languishes. Zoltan Sipos reports on the trouble ahead

Painting over the Clacton Banksy? Does nobody understand satire any more?

Painting over the Clacton Banksy? Does nobody understand satire any more?

All it seems to take is for one person to think that something’s ‘racist’ …

Padraig Reidy: Our public conversation is in danger of becoming a public whinge

Padraig Reidy: Our public conversation is in danger of becoming a public whinge

If arguments that counter our own prove more popular, it's not because ours may need rethinking -- no, it is because the world is biased against us

Hungary: Court legalises publishing unaltered photographs of police

Hungary: Court legalises publishing unaltered photographs of police

Photographs revealing the identity of police officers can now legally be published in Hungary. A recent ruling of the Hungarian Constitutional Court means that news organisations can now publish unaltered photographs showing the faces of police officers without gaining prior consent Since 2007, the Hungarian Judicial System considered the personal

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