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Croatia has more work to do on free expression

At the stroke of midnight on Sunday, Croatia officially became the 28th member of the European Union. Croatia will be a “serious, responsible and active member”, said President Ivo Josipovic as he ushered in “the first day of our European future”. But threats to freedom of expression, especially in the media, remain, Milana Knezevic writes

18 July New World (Dis)Order: What do Turkey, Russia and Brazil tell us about freedom and rights?

alt informationPast Event: 18 July New World (Dis)Order: What do Turkey, Russia and Brazil tell us about freedom and rights?

Bosnians protest as political row leads to infant death

In the shadow of events in Turkey and Brazil, Bosnians have been taking to the streets. For over a week, citizens of the small Balkan country have been protesting their leaders' failure to pass a new law on citizen identification numbers, leaving babies unable to travel for medical care Milana Knezevic writes

UN report calls for freedom of expression in post-2015 development

Calling for a transformation in the approach to global development that includes a larger role for freedom of expression, the United Nations’ High Level Panel of Eminent Persons released its report Post-2015 Development Agenda report, Milana Knezevic writes

Glitz and glamour can’t hide Eurovision’s politics

Europe was once again be swept away by a sparkly hurricane of techno beats and pompous ballads, kitschy and/or traditional costumes, wind machines, pyrotechnics, heavily accented English, awkward host banter and nul points. Yes, Eurovision took our breath away in more ways than one, Milana Knezevic writes.

Challenging mainstream narratives with social media

alt informationReaders, listeners and viewers now have access to a simple, but potentially hugely effective platform to express themselves, challenge, and often mock, the mainstream narrative of big stories, Milana Knezevic writes.

Poverty and freedom of expression: How the poor are being silenced

Milana Knezevic: How the poor are being silenced

Poverty and freedom of expression: How the poor are being silenced

Milana Knezevic: How the poor are being silenced

Why is access to freedom of expression important?

Why is access to freedom of expression important?

Why is access to freedom of expression important?

Why is access to freedom of expression important?

British theatre producer freed in Uganda

David Cecil, who faced jail for putting on a "gay" play, has seen charges dropped after an Index campaign. Milana Knezevic reports

Belgrade Gay Pride ban a blow to Serbia’s EU hopes

The third ever Belgrade Pride parade took place last Saturday behind closed doors in the city’s Media Centre, due to a last minute ban imposed by authorities. The move attracted widespread international criticism as a violation Serbian citizens’ constitutional right to freedom of expression. Last Wednesday, only three days before the long-planned march through the […]