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Egyptian journalist’s death still impacting press freedoms, solidarity

Egyptian journalist’s death still impacting press freedoms, solidarity

While Egypt's hugely controversial Al-Jazeera trial has been grabbing international attention, the recent death of 22-year-old reporter Mayada Ashraf – allegedly at the hands of the police – appears to have left more of a lasting impact on Egyptian journalists working amid the ongoing violence, Tom Rollins reports

Singapore: Independent media making a mark despite restrictions

Singapore: Independent media making a mark despite restrictions

As Singaporeans increasing turn to the internet as their source of news and information, websites and blogs are making an unmistakable impact on the city state's media landscape, Kirsten Han reports

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

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