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House of Lords committee slams “right to be forgotten”

House of Lords committee slams “right to be forgotten”

The British House of Lords has slammed the recent "right to be forgotten" ruling by the court of justice of the European Union, deeming it "unworkable" and "wrong in principle".

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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EU project to explore media freedom and pluralism

EU project to explore media freedom and pluralism

Media freedom has always been on European Union's agenda. With funding from the EU, four organisations, including Index on Censorship, will tackle problems currently facing journalists and media personnel across Europe. Alice Kirkland reports

Leaked document reveals how EU cut commitment to greater official openness

Leaked document reveals how EU cut commitment to greater official openness

You can find support for the public’s right to access official information in the strangest places. Like a private EU policy paper draft. As leaked to and published by the whistle-blowers’ website Wikileaks. Rohan Jayasekara writes

EU adopts new guidelines on freedom of expression

EU adopts new guidelines on freedom of expression

New guidelines were released this week by the European Union Foreign Affairs Council specifically focusing on freedom of expression online and offline. Alice Kirkland reports

Gambia: Jammeh promises to implement reforms

Gambia: Jammeh promises to implement reforms

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has bowed to EU pressure to implement political reforms -- including changing the country's restrictions on the media, Buya Jammeh reports

Media freedom: In good health or under threat – how do the US and EU compare?

Index hosts a Google Hangout with New York-based Guardian Digital journalist James Ball, and LA Times London correspondent, Henry Chu

Ukraine: Press targeted and attacked by police

Ukraine: Press targeted and attacked by police

At least 26 journalists were injured during the clashes between the police and protesters in Kiev, Andrei Aliaksandrau writes

Ukraine: Authorities target Euromaidan activists with new repressive law

Ukraine: Authorities target Euromaidan activists with new repressive law

Legislation passed today seriously restricts freedom of expression and assembly, in a move the country's civil society calls “a constitutional coup d’état”, Andrei Aliaksandrau writes

Europe’s rules on freedom of information and hate speech

Europe’s rules on freedom of information and hate speech

Many EU member states have failed to adequately protect freedom of information, and there are hate speech laws within the EU that do not allow enough protection for free expression

Macedonia: ‘Critical media is vanishing’

Macedonia: ‘Critical media is vanishing’

Following the arrest of a journalist on espionage charges, the heads of Macedonia's journalist association and trade union explain the decline of the country's media freedom

Index petition delivered via hard copy

Index decided it would be best to deliver our #DontSpyOnMe petition to EU leaders the old fashioned way...

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