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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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No justice: how impunity silences journalists

No justice: how impunity silences journalists

Ahead of the International Day to End Impunity, journalists from around the world tell Index why impunity is a serious threat to free expression.

LEADING STORIES

Ecuador: Why are critics being shutdown on Twitter?

A Spanish company -- Ares Right -- has been targeting the social media accounts of critics of the Ecuadorean government.
Padraig Reidy: Gerry Adams’ half-remembered Republican mythology

Padraig Reidy: Gerry Adams’ half-remembered Republican mythology

As with much half-remembered Republican mythology, Gerry Adams' quip at a US fundraiser wasn’t the whole story.
Central African Republic: Chaos and self-censorship stalk nation’s journalists

Central African Republic: Chaos and self-censorship stalk nation’s journalists

Africa’s “forgotten crisis” is exacerbated by a breakdown in the media, which forces the population to live in an information blackout.
Whistleblower Grigory Pasko: “Russian public will feel a need for the truth”

Whistleblower Grigory Pasko: “Russian public will feel a need for the truth”

Named the International Whistleblower of the year at the inaugural Index Freedom of Expression Awards in 2001, Grigory Pasko is still working to keep investigative journalism alive in Russia.