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Finances threaten independent student media

alt informationAs many campus media struggle to maintain a steady revenue, Index hears from two US university papers about their work and how they finance themselves independently

Bahrain releases Zainab Al-Khawaja

Bahrain human rights activist Zainab Al-Khawaja was released from prison on Wednesday after spending five weeks imprisoned. Al-Khawaja, who is more than eight months pregnant, must return to court on 4 and 9 December for her sentencing.

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

alt informationNamed 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.

Turkish journalist faces jail for “insulting a public official”

A Turkish journalist was charged on Tuesday for “insulting a public official.”

Azerbaijan: Lawyers dismissed from jailed rights activist’s case

alt informationThis comes as Azerbaijan's ambassador to the UK says the government is "deeply committed" to strengthening its cooperation with the country’s civil society

Azerbaijan crackdown continues with new arrest and activist deprived of lawyer

alt informationJournalist from opposition newspaper Azadliq sentenced to 25 days of administrative detention, as jailed activist says she has been denied access to her lawyer

Russia: Justice Ministry seeks to disband Kremlin-critical human rights group

alt informationThe ministry has filed a lawsuit with the Supreme Court to close the International Memorial Society, Jennifer Janiak reports