Yulia Tsvetkova’s hunger strike: “I have reached a dead end”

alt informationIndex award-winner calls on her supporters not to waste any more time "on the farce called Russian justice"

Time to act over online privacy

alt informationWe should all be wary of accepting website terms and conditions, says The Privacy Collective

French exhibition on facial recognition cancelled over claims it violates police privacy

alt informationAn exhibition to highlight the dangers of facial recognition has been cancelled in northern France after claims it would violate police privacy, even though no private details are revealed

Choose your moment: the inspirational Ruth Bader Ginsburg

alt informationThe Supreme Court judge, known as the Notorious RBG, was not afraid to use her dissenting voice

New report on protecting the media against Slapps

alt informationWhat measures can be introduced to protect journalists facing vexatious legal actions?

Mehdi Rajabian’s Iran: where making music is a crime

alt informationMusician's inclusion of women's voices in his last album has led to his arrest. Here he talks exclusively to Index on Censorship about the challenges

EU must stand up for independent media in Hungary

alt informationOne of Hungary's last and biggest independent media outlets, Index.hu, has recently seen its editor fired in another worrying attack on media freedom. The EU must speak up

Charge, attack, restrict: The main ways Turkey silenced journalists in 2019

alt informationThe three most frequently used means of targeting journalists in Turkey in 2019, according to new analysis by our Monitoring and Advocating for Media Freedom project

Editor calls for renewed investigation into murder of Irish journalist Martin O’Hagan

alt informationAn editor at the Irish newspaper, the Sunday World, calls for renewed investigation into journalist's murder.

Iran: Satirical writer Kioomars Marzban is sentenced to 23 years in jail

alt informationKioomars Marzban, a 27-year-old satirical writer from Iran, was sentenced to 23 years and 3 months in prison. He was found guilty on five separate charges, given a two-year travel ban, and a two-year ban on publishing or using social media.

Turkey, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, and Russia among Europe’s most flagrant offenders of media freedom in 2018

alt informationIn 2018, 17 alerts were submitted to the Council of Europe’s Platform to promote the protection of journalism and safety of journalists relating to impunity for murders of journalists.