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Index Freedom of Expression Awards: Journalism nominee Azadliq

One of the few remaining independent media outlets in Azerbaijan, Azadliq has continued to report on government corruption and cronyism in spite of increasing pressures and a financial squeeze enforced by the authorities.

Belarus: Time for media reform (19 Feb, Brussels)

alt informationJoin Index at a presentation of a new policy paper on media freedom in Belarus on 19 February, 2014, 15.00 at the Office for Democratic Belarus, Rue de la Loi 42, Brussels. The new policy paper Belarus: Time for media reform created by Index on Censorship in cooperation with the Belarusian Association of Journalists, reveals […]

Belarus: Time for media reform

alt informationIn a new policy paper, launched today in Minsk, Index on Censorship calls for the much-needed reforms of the media field in Belarus.

Ukraine: “It is all about the right to live in a free country”

alt informationAs the conflict in Kiev continues to unfold, Ukrainian civil society activists tell Index negotiations and urgent reaction of the international community are vital to resolve the crisis, Andrei Aliaksandrau writes

Belarus: Political prisoner Ales Bialiatski could walk free

The political prisoner can be “pardoned” if “it is proved the damage he caused with the tax fraud has been repaid.”

Ukraine: Press targeted and attacked by police

alt informationAt least 26 journalists were injured during the clashes between the police and protesters in Kiev, Andrei Aliaksandrau writes

Ukraine: Authorities target Euromaidan activists with new repressive law

alt informationLegislation passed today seriously restricts freedom of expression and assembly, in a move the country's civil society calls “a constitutional coup d’état”, Andrei Aliaksandrau writes

Bialiatski’s book banned in Belarus

The book by the political prisoner could "damage the image" of the country according to authorities. Andrei Aliaksandrau reports

Maidan Nezalezhnosti: ‘A disgrace for Ukrainian authorities’

alt informationIn the fallout from mass protests, Maidan Nezalezhnosti has become a symbol of determination among ordinary Ukrainians to fight for their rights and freedoms. Andrei Aliaksandrau reports from Kiev.

Azerbaijan’s leading independent newspaper in danger

alt informationAzadliq, an independent Azerbaijani newspaper, is in danger of folding. The paper has come under severe economic pressure to silence its critical voice following the country's presidential election. Andrei Aliaksandrau writes

EU and Belarus: Change the black list, keep the deadlock

alt informationThe status quo between the European Union and Belarus remains in place. The EU Council prolonged its present sanctions against Belarusian officials this week, Andrei Aliaksandrau writes

Information agency to be closed down in Russia

A Russian court pulled the license of Rosbalt Information Agency after warnings over the use of “obscene” videos in its reports, Andrei Aliaksandrau reports