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Padraig Reidy: When everyone is a journalist, is anyone?

Padraig Reidy: When everyone is a journalist, is anyone?

With smartphones, cheap recording equipment, and free access to social media and blogging platforms, journalism has fallen into the hands of the many. This is a good thing. But one question does arise: if we are all journalists now, what happens to the privileges journalists used to claim?

Letter to Honduras: Calling for protection of Dina Meza and all journalists

Index on Censorship and Article 19 Central America demand that the Honduran Attorney General investigates increased threats received by journalist and human rights campaigner Dina Meza

Turkey: Presidential election shines spotlight on free speech challenges

Turkey: Presidential election shines spotlight on free speech challenges

Concerns about media and internet freedom as Erdogan looks set to make the switch from prime minister to president

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

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