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Pakistan’s complicated media freedom threats

Pakistan’s complicated media freedom threats

Pakistan's journalists are daily confronted with a bleak statistic: Since 1992, 30 journalists have been murdered in Pakistan; 28 with impunity. Milana Knezevic reports

Ethiopia: Young bloggers jailed for over two months without charge

Ethiopia: Young bloggers jailed for over two months without charge

Six members of blogging group Zone 9 and three other journalists could could face terrorism charges in one of the world's deadliest countries for journalists

Germany: Are online user comments protected by press freedom laws?

Germany: Are online user comments protected by press freedom laws?

A local newspaper in the western German city of Darmstadt is at the centre of a legal case that will measure whether readers' comments are protected by Germany's press freedom laws. Catherine Stupp reports

Balkans home to nearly half of media freedom violations

Balkans home to nearly half of media freedom violations

Over 170 cases have been submitted on a new media freedom crowdsourcing platform since its launch in May, while about half of the mapped cases of censorship and violations that spread in all 28 EU member states and candidate countries occurred in southern and southeast Europe. Mediafreedom.ushahidi.com is a website that

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 message to journalists: “Adhere to the official narrative or risk severe punishment”

Egypt’s message to journalists: “Adhere to the official narrative or risk severe punishment”

The sentencing of three Al Jazeera journalists in Egypt has shocked and outraged rights activists and press around the world, and fuelled concern about freedom of expression and the independence of the judiciary in the country. Shahira Amin reports

Lawyers representing journalists face arrest says NGO

Lawyers representing journalists face arrest says NGO

There has been an 18% rise in violence towards journalists compared to the same period last year, International Media Support, an organisation that works in many of the world's biggest danger zones, told an international journalism conference. Vicky Baker reports

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

Freedom of expression and access to information included as draft UN development goals

Index welcomes the inclusion of targets for capable institutions, media freedom, and access to information by the United Nations member states now participating in the post-2015 development agenda dialogue

Mapping media freedom report one

Mapping media freedom report one

As part of its effort to map media freedom in Europe, Index on Censorship’s regional correspondents are monitoring media across the continent. Here are incidents that they have been following. AUSTRIA Police block journalists’ access to protest Police denied journalists access to the site where members of the right-wing group

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

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