10 Feb: Counter-censorship workshop
Index on Censorship is hosting a workshop on how ​the next generation of ​journalists can address threats and challenges to ​their freedom in Europe.
26 Jan 15

​In 2015 and beyond, there is a world of new challenges for the journalist — from legal threats​, online harassment and intimidation​,​ ​to ​surveillance and physical attacks​.​

Index staff, guest speakers and participants will discuss risks and challenges, highlight ​effective ​measures​ that​ exist​ to combat these, and​ share experience and best practice.

An introduction to digital security and training material including Security-In-A-Box will also be provided.

This workshop is for young journalists and students in journalism. Participation is free of charge but limited to 20 participants.

Jessica Elgot, Assistant News Editor, Huffington Post UK
Amie Ferris-Rotman, Journalist, formerly Reuters senior correspondent in Kabul, Afghanistan
Melody Patry, Senior Advocacy Officer, Index on Censorship
Ben Whitelaw, Head of Community and Digital Development, The Times

WHERE: Index on Censorship offices, 92-94 Tooley Street, SE1 2TH London
WHEN: Tuesday 10 February 2015, 6pm
TICKETS: Tickets are available here on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration is mandatory.

For more information about the workshop, please email [email protected].

This event is supported by the European Commission and is part of Index’s media freedom mapping project that monitors censorship in the European Union.


Download the slides presented at the workshop.


By Melody Patry

Senior Advocacy Officer at Index on Censorship Melody Patry is advocacy officer at Index on Censorship. Melody provides research and analysis for Index’s policy formulation and works in building relationships with stakeholders to support our domestic and international programmes. Previously she worked as a political adviser for the European External Action Service and most recently, as writer and videographer supporting human rights NGOs in Egypt. Contact: [email protected] | public key