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#IndexAwards2019: Mimi Mefo works without fear or favour in Cameroon’s climate of repression and self-censorship

alt informationMimi Mefo is one of less than a handful journalists working without fear or favour in Cameroon’s climate of repression and self-censorship.

#IndexAwards2019: Mehman Huseynov refuses to look away from Azerbaijan’s human rights violations

alt informationMehman Huseynov is a journalist and human rights defender who documents corruption and human rights violations in Azerbaijan

#IndexAwards2019: Center for Investigative Journalism of Serbia stands out as an independent voice

alt informationCenter for Investigative Journalism of Serbia (CINS) is a group of investigative journalists exposing corruption in Serbia and stands out as one of the last independent outlets left in a country where the media environment has become increasingly partisan.

#IndexAwards2019: Bihus.info fearlessly exposes corruption in Ukraine

alt informationBihus.info is a group of independent investigative journalists in Ukraine who - despite threats and assaults - are fearlessly exposing the corruption of many Ukrainian officials.

#IndexAwards2019: SFLC.in tracks internet shutdowns in India

alt informationSoftware Freedom Law Centre tracks internet shutdowns in India, a crucial service in a country with the most online blackouts of any country in the world.

#IndexAwards2019: Mohammed al-Maskati provides digital security training to activists in the Middle East and in North Africa

alt informationMohammed al-Maskati is a Bahraini activist and digital security consultant who provides training to activists in the Middle East and in North Africa

#IndexAwards2019: Colombia’s Fundación Karisma works to enhance digital rights

alt informationColombia’s Fundación Karisma is a civil society organisation devoted to encouraging the use of digital technology and enhancing freedom of expression on the internet.

#IndexAwards2019: P24 aims to neutralise Turkey’s censorship

alt informationP24 (Platform for Independent Journalism) is a civil society organisation with an ambitious program to neutralise censorship in Turkey.

#IndexAwards2019: Media Rights Agenda uses the courts to force Nigeria’s government to improve media freedom

alt informationMedia Rights Agenda is a non-profit organisation that has spent the last two decades working to improve media freedom and freedom of expression in Nigeria.

#IndexAwards2019: Institute for Media and Society fosters community radio stations

alt informationThe Institute for Media and Society is a Nigerian NGO that is going to great lengths to improve the country’s media landscape.

#IndexAwards2019: Cartoonists Rights Network International defends cartoonists worldwide

alt informationCartoonists Rights Network International (CRNI) is a small organisation with a big impact: monitoring threats and abuses against editorial cartoonists worldwide.

#IndexAwards2019: Artist Zehra Doğan refused to be silenced

alt informationReleased from prison on 24 February 2019, Zehra Doğan is a Kurdish painter and journalist who, during her imprisonment, was denied access to materials for her work.