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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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Is press censorship in Serbia “worse than the 1990s”?

Is press censorship in Serbia “worse than the 1990s”?

Six months after Aleksandar Vucic came to power, there are worrying signs that freedom of the media is deteriorating, Milana Knezevic writes

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Hungary: Rapper and NGOs targeted by state crackdown

Hungary: Rapper and NGOs targeted by state crackdown

Hungarians working with "foreign intelligence" have been labelled "traitors" by the deputy prime minister. The comment follows a spate of cases of government censorship and intimidation over the past year. Aimee Hamilton reports
Open journalism: “The media landscape has changed irreversibly”

Open journalism: “The media landscape has changed irreversibly”

Index on Censorship reports back from the second Open Journalism expert panel, held in Vienna by the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe.
Some of our favourite banned books

Some of our favourite banned books

Monday was the beginning of Banned Books Week, the annual celebration of the freedom to read and have access to information. Since the launch of Banned Books Week in 1982, over 11,300 books have been challenged, according to the American Library Association.
Greece: A tougher climate for press freedom

Greece: A tougher climate for press freedom

Index on Censorship spoke with Marilena Katsimi about how censorship is exercised in Greece, and to what extent journalists are allowed to report on social struggles in the country. Christos Syllas reports