Category : Statements

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

Groups call for public inquiry into Daphne Caruana Galizia’s murder

alt informationIndex joins international organisations in calling on Malta's government to hold a public inquiry into the murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.

House of Lords must stop the Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill in its tracks

alt informationIndex on Censorship is urging the House of Lords to stop the Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill being enacted in its current form. The House of Lords will begin considering the bill tomorrow.

Bulgarian authorities must promptly investigate murder of Viktoria Marinova

alt informationIndex on Censorship is shocked and saddened at the murder of a third journalist in the European Union in the last 12 months, following the killings of Daphne Caruana Galizia in Malta and Jan Kuciak and his partner in Slovakia.

Egypt sentences Amal Fathy for video on sexual harassment

alt informationIndex on Censorship condemns the sentence handed down to Amal Fathy - an Egyptian woman who made a video about her experience of sexual harassment.

Harlem Désir: UK counter-terrorism bill “risks creating a chilling effect on journalistic freedom”

alt informationThe OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Harlem Désir, has today written to the UK government to express his concerns about the impacts of the Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill on media freedom, which Index on Censorship and others have criticised.

UK counter-terrorism law would restrict freedom of expression

alt informationFreedom of expression campaigners, human rights groups and legal experts are raising concerns that proposed new counter-terrorism legislation in the United Kingdom would restrict freedom of expression and limit access to information online.

Bulgaria must ensure safety of journalists

alt informationPress freedom organisations have written to the Bulgarian prime minister to express their concern over the treatment of a team of journalists investigating corruption in Bulgaria.

Counter-terrorism bill raises media freedom concerns

alt informationIndex on Censorship has filed an official notification with the Council of Europe raising concerns about the Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill’s impacts on media freedom in the UK.

Saudi Arabia: Authorities must release Yemeni writer Marwan Al-Muraisy

alt informationALQST for Human Rights in Saudi Arabia, English PEN, the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR), Index on Censorship, and PEN International call on the authorities in Saudi Arabia to release Yemeni writer and online activist Marwan Al-Muraisy, who has been subject to enforced disappearance since June.

“Reckless” counter-terror bill a threat to academic research

alt informationIndex on Censorship explores the impact of Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill on academic freedom with Dr Lawrence McNamara

Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill not fit for purpose

alt informationIndex on Censorship believes that the UK’s Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill should go back to the drawing board.