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Reporting on how authoritarian states attack freedom of expression by dominating the media, preventing freedom of assembly, restricting online speech and imprisoning, attacking or even killing those who speak out.

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The information war between Russia and Ukraine

The information war between Russia and Ukraine

In the Winter 2014 issue of Index on Censorship magazine, Andrei Aliaksandrau investigates the new information war as he travels across Ukraine

LEADING STORIES

Padraig Reidy: The paranoid style in Turkish politics

Padraig Reidy: The paranoid style in Turkish politics

What’s wrong with Turkey? Or, more to the point what is wrong with Turkey’s president that makes him so determined to fight, like a two a.m. drunk vowing to take on all comers?
Turkey: “An attack on women journalists is an attack on freedom”

Turkey: “An attack on women journalists is an attack on freedom”

Turkish novelist and contributing editor for Index on Censorship magazine, Kaya Genç, gives a short interview about the intimidation of female journalists in Turkey, read his full report in the winter issue
Azerbaijan’s 12 months of paralysing attacks on civil society

Azerbaijan’s 12 months of paralysing attacks on civil society

Twelve months ago Rebecca Vincent and Rasul Jafarov wrote for Index on Censorship magazine on a crackdown on photojournalists in Azerbaijan. A year later Jafarov is in prison awaiting trial, and Vincent writes about the spiralling threats towards anyone who speaks out about democracy
Azerbaijan: Government arrests investigative journalist

Azerbaijan: Government arrests investigative journalist

The arrest of Azerbaijani investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova today underscores the entrenched authoritarian instincts of the government of President Ilham Aliyev