Category : Statements

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

Alex Jones, Infowars and the internet

alt informationIndex believes that all speech - eccentric, contentious, heretical, unwelcome, provocative and even bigoted - should be protected unless it directly incites violence. 

Hungary’s deteriorating press and media freedom

alt informationThe undersigned media freedom organisations are writing to draw your attention to the deteriorating situation of press and media freedom in Hungary, in particular the recent case of Hir TV

Index condemns attack on London bookshop

alt informationIndex on Censorship condemns the attack on a London bookshop in which protesters destroyed displays, wrecked books and chanted far-right slogans.

China blocks Index on Censorship articles in Sage journals database

alt informationIndex on Censorship magazine’s publishers Sage have informed Index that seven articles from Index on Censorship magazine, which mention Tiananmen Square, have been blocked on the Sage database of academic journals in China (a paid-to-view platform for academics).

UN special rapporteur expresses serious concerns on UK’s counter-terrorism bill

alt informationThe United Nations special rapporteur on human rights and counter-terrorism Professor Fionnuala Ní Aoláin has expressed serious concerns about the Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill

Vague treason law could be used to punish political enemies, says Index

alt informationIndex on Censorship rejects proposals for a new UK treason law.

Eight years for a Facebook video: Egypt must immediately release Mona el-Mazbouh

alt informationOver 25 NGOs call for the immediate and unconditional release of imprisoned Lebanese tourist Mona el-Mazbouh

Doughty Street Chambers: Egypt’s arbitrary detention of Amal Fathy clear violation of her rights

alt informationLeading human rights lawyers from Doughty Street Chambers have submitted a new complaint to the United Nations regarding Egypt’s treatment of Amal Fathy, the detained wife of a co-founder of the award-winning human rights group the Egyptian Commission for Rights and Freedoms (ECRF).

Angola: Index welcomes acquittal of Rafael Marques de Morais

alt informationIndex on Censorship welcomes the decision to acquit Angolan journalist and winner of the 2015 Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression Award for Journalism, Rafael Marques de Morais, along with Mariano Brás Lourenço, of defamation and slander