Category : Statements

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

Letter to Justice Secretary: Adoption of a UK Anti-SLAPP Law

alt informationEditors, journalists, lawyers and academics write to Dominic Raab to express support for the Model UK Anti-SLAPP Law launched by the UK Anti-SLAPP Coalition

Italy: a call in support of Roberto Saviano

alt informationThe Italian writer is facing a lawsuit for aggravated defamation initiated by Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni

Coalition of journalism organisations slams the National Security Bill

alt informationIndex, RSF, the NUJ and openDemocracy say the overly broad and vague way the bill is currently drafted could see journalists labelled as spies

Anti-SLAPP measures cannot come fast enough

alt informationNew rules cannot come fast enough as Kazakhstan university endowment fund associated with former president issues legal proceedings against UK media outlets

The Online Safety Bill must be completely overhauled

alt informationIndex calls on the new Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport to ensure legislation does not damage rights to freedom of expression and privacy

Index supports The Shift News in freedom of information battle with the government of Malta

alt informationThe media outlet had requested details of dealings between government entities and Media Today co-owner Saviour Balzan

Co-chairs of UK Anti-SLAPP Coalition welcome Government’s action on SLAPPs

alt informationDominic Raab to announce legislative measures that includes recommendations from coalition co-led by Index on Censorship

Joint statement on the introduction of charges for media coverage of party conferences

alt informationPolitical parties introduce charges for journalists' access to conferences. Alliance of media and free speech organisations warns any charges will restrict open democracy

Bill of Rights will seriously undermine freedom of expression in the UK

alt informationIndex joins other organisations in calling for the UK Government to abandon proposals that would weaken or replace the Human Rights Act

Index expresses concern over Julian Assange extradition

alt informationHome Secretary Priti Patel's decision will have a chilling effect on journalism and put the Wikileaks founder at risk