Category : Statements

Statements from freedom of expression organisation Index on Censorship, the global voice of free expression

International voices call on UAE to release Ahmed Mansoor

alt informationIndex on Censorship joins an international coalition calling on the government of the United Arab Emirates to free Ahmed Mansoor.

Charges against Angolan journalist Rafael Marques de Morais must be dropped

alt informationThe Angolan government should immediately drop all charges against journalist and human rights activist Rafael Marques de Morais, winner of Index on Censorship’s Freedom of Expression Award and Fellowship in 2015.

Press freedom must not be used as a bargaining chip

alt informationThe call by four Arab states -- UAE, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Egypt -- for Qatar to close news network Al Jazeera is clearly motivated by a desire to control the media in the region.

Formula 1 must reconsider plans for Bahrain race as crackdown intensifies

alt informationIndex on Censorship has joined with international organisations to urge Formula 1 to address restrictions on peaceful protesters and journalists in Bahrain.

OSCE must urgently appoint new representative on freedom of the media

alt informationIndex on Censorship has joined with seven other organisations to urge OSCE to appoint a new representative on freedom of the media

Russia: Index condemns arrest of protesters and journalists at anti-corruption rallies

alt informationIndex on Censorship calls on Russian authorities to drop all charges against demonstrators and journalists

Groups urge UN members to call for freedom for Bahraini human rights defender

alt informationOn the one-year anniversary of Nabeel Rajab's arrest, Index on Censorship joins 14 international NGOs to call for his release

Coalition opposes decision to destroy sculpture

alt informationThe Walker Art Center’s decision to destroy Sam Durant’s installation raises concerns about responses to critique and controversy

NGOs demand release of journalists held by Huthi forces for two years

alt informationThe Huthi and allied forces should immediately and unconditionally release ten Yemeni journalists detained arbitrarily without charge or trial

Bahrain: Press freedom groups call for lifting of Al Wasat suspension

alt informationPress freedom organisations and local Bahraini groups have raised alarm today over the suspension of Bahrain's only independent newspaper, Al Wasat, which has been barred from publishing for three days now.

Jodie Ginsberg: New laws not the way to tackle extremism

alt informationNew laws to limit and surveil speech on and offline are not the way to tackle extremism. Our response must not be to curtail those very freedoms.

Azerbaijan: Index calls for the immediate release of journalist Afgan Mukhtarli

alt informationThe exiled Azerbaijani journalist disappeared from Georgia and reappeared in Azerbaijan, where he is now facing persecution