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British news blind spots: Omission and obscurity

British news blind spots: Omission and obscurity

In Britain self-censorship with market and readership in mind denies all but the most devout news-addict important stories, writes Jonathan Lindsell.

Ugandan government demands free radio and TV time

Ugandan government demands free radio and TV time

One a week, at least one prime time hour is to be made available for government agents, ministries and other state entities to explain government programs and policies to the public. Edward Ronald Sekyewa 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

Could Serbia’s new Prime Minister spell disaster for press freedom?

Could Serbia’s new Prime Minister spell disaster for press freedom?

With Aleksandar Vucic -- Slobodan Milosevic's former Information Minister -- taking office, should Serbian independent media be worried?

State of UK media freedom slammed by international press organisation

State of UK media freedom slammed by international press organisation

A new report by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers criticises the restriction of press freedom in the name of national security, the Royal Charter press regulator and the UK's lack of constitutional guarantees for freedom of expression

Index welcomes WAN-IFRA report on UK press freedom

Index welcomes the report by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) on the worrying state of press freedom in the UK. The WAN-IFRA report criticises the use of national security concerns to threaten and restrict investigative journalism, in particular the Guardian’s revelations and reporting on the Snowden

Russia: RIA Novosti liquidated amid fears of “more refined” threat to the press

Russia: RIA Novosti liquidated amid fears of “more refined” threat to the press

The tightening of control over the Russian media is likely to continue, writes Valeria Costa-Kostritsky

“Hyperlink” charges against Barrett Brown dropped in “victory for press freedom”

“Hyperlink” charges against Barrett Brown dropped in “victory for press freedom”

The case continues to highlight the question, are journalists complicit in a crime when sharing illegally obtained information in the course of their professional duties? Christian Stork reports

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