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Analysing challenges to freedom of expression in democratic societies, including restrictive laws, self-censorship, web surveillance, media regulation, national security and public order arguments to limit free speech.

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Journalists covering MH17 threatened by separatists

Separatists in East Ukraine threatened a Dutch journalist who was reporting on the Malaysia Airlines MH17 disaster.

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Macedonia: Journalist arrested while covering rally in Skopje

Macedonia: Journalist arrested while covering rally in Skopje

Besim Ibrahimi, intern for the Albanian-language newspaper Lajm, was arrested on Saturday, 5 July during a rally against the jailing of alleged extremist ethnic Albanian Muslims for the "terrorist" murders of ethnic Macedonians.
Padraig Reidy: When truth is stranger than fiction

Padraig Reidy: When truth is stranger than fiction

Three years ago this week, David Cameron announced that a public inquiry into phone hacking would be set up, under the guidance of Lord Justice Leveson. It may be difficult to imagine now, but this was generally seen as a positive step.
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
After the Wall: Index magazine launch at the Goethe Institut

After the Wall: Index magazine launch at the Goethe Institut

It was a full house at the Goethe Institut in west London on Thursday night as Index magazine launched its latest issue with a debate on freedom in Europe, 25 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Did things turned out as we expected?