Category : Syria

Journalists battle for truth after Turkish earthquakes

alt informationSince February’s earthquakes, free speech NGO the Media and Law Studies Association has been monitoring attacks on journalists in Turkey. The results are very concerning

The silence after the earthquake in northwestern Syria is deafening

alt informationBahar al-Assad is using the natural disaster that has killed thousands to launder his reputation internationally while ordinary Syrians suffer

Turkey’s devastating earthquake is no excuse to grab rights

alt informationErdogan's state of emergency must not last longer than is absolutely necessary to deliver a humanitarian response to the disaster

Iran protests: “Mahsa” Amini does not exist

alt informationThe name of the woman murdered by Iran’s “morality police” was Jina Amini but Kurds in the country cannot use their real names, says British-Kurdish writer and organiser Elif Sarican

Major new global free expression index sees UK ranking stumble across academic, digital and media freedom

alt informationA major new global ranking index tracking the state of free expression is published today

Syria passes draconian cybercrime laws

alt informationCountry is latest to criminalise vaguely defined fake news to target human rights activists and journalists

Who is 2021’s Tyrant of the Year? WINNER ANNOUNCED

alt informationThe individual who has been voted the most oppressive in 2021 by Index readers has been named

Why journalists need emergency safe havens

alt informationJournalists tell Index how a new type of visa is vital to protect lives and stop media censorship. Rachael Jolley reports

Spinning bomb: Fighting the disinformation war

alt informationNerma Jelacic argues revisionists are manipulating free speech defenders

Whistleblowers: The lifeblood of democracy

alt informationThe summer 2021 issue of Index on Censorship magazine looks at the critical role of whistleblowers

Remembering Jo Cox five years on

alt informationWhy we need to heed the words from the maiden speech of the murdered MP more than ever

China: A century of silencing dissent

alt informationThe spring 2021 issue of Index on Censorship magazine marks the 100th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party