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#HoldTheLine Coalition calls on Philippines authorities to drop Maria Ressa charges ahead of 22 July hearing

alt informationRappler founder faces up to a century in jail from the various tax and libel charges ranged against her

Ruth Smeeth: “From Ethiopia to Hong Kong, we will not abandon you”

alt informationfrom Turkey to Poland, Brazil to Kashmir, the most stark has been the appalling attack on human rights in Hong Kong. The Chinese government has dealt a fatal blow to the “one country, two systems” pledge. In the hours that followed the government enacting its new National Security Law for Hong Kong, hundreds of people […]

Free speech is for me

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A gathering storm: The laws being used to silence the media

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Mapping media freedom during Covid

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Governments using virus as cover to restrict newspapers

alt informationSeveral countries have banned publishers from producing and distributing print newspapers and magazines to stop the spread of the Covid virus despite a lack of scientific evidence

Index calls for immediate release of Lina Attalah

alt informationEditor of Egyptian online news portal detained after interviewing mother of hunger striker Alaa Abd El Fattah

150 attacks on media freedom reported in 50 days

alt informationIn the 50 days since Index started tracking incidents where journalists have been attacked or stopped from reporting on Covid-19, we have reported on more than 150 incidents

Index announces first digital fellowship week

alt informationIndex has held its first digital fellows week because of the coronavirus, Mark Frary reports

How FOI laws are being rewritten during the Covid-19 crisis

alt informationGovernments are sweeping information requests under the coronavirus carpet. We must not let them

Listen to Index editor-in-chief on the future of local journalism

alt informationRachael Jolley speaks about initiatives such as CG Net Swara in India and the La Voz de Galicia as well as the rise of Facebook Groups in hyperlocal journalism