Category : Statements

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

Index on Censorship CEO Jodie Ginsberg to step down in 2020

alt informationJodie Ginsberg to join Internews Europe as CEO Index on Censorship chief executive Jodie Ginsberg will step down in early 2020 after five and a half years in the role, Index said on Wednesday. The board, chaired by Trevor Phillips since 2018, will launch the search for a new chief executive shortly. Since joining in 2014, […]

Index calls on Arron Banks to drop SLAPP lawsuit against Carole Cadwalladr

alt informationWe, the undersigned organisations, welcome today’s judgment on meaning in the case of Arron Banks vs Carole Cadwalladr. The judgment clarified the context of the comments that form the basis of this lawsuit, and noted that aspects of the claimant’s argument were “far-fetched and divorced from the specific context in which those words were used”. […]

Index calls on governments to ensure encrypted tools are available to public

alt informationIndex joined 52 other civil society organisations as well as private companies and security researchers in calling on governments to allow technology companies to offer strong encryption tools such as Signal or WhatsApp to the public.

Index calls the re-arrest of novelist Ahmet Altan “arbitrary and cruel”

alt informationTurkish authorities re-arrested the internationally known Turkish novelist Ahmet Altan just one week after his release from more than three years in detention. Index on Censorship and 24 other NGOs say that his re-arrest, on 12 November, was an extraordinarily low blow in a case that has been marked by political interference and arbitrariness from […]

Call to end impunity for those involved in journalists’ murders

alt informationIndex and partner organisations are calling on governments to end impunity for crimes against journalists

Index calls on European Court of Human Rights to support Kurdish journalist 

alt information  Global press freedom groups, including Index on Censorship, argue Turkey no longer offers domestic remedy A coalition of 10 international press freedom and journalism organisations has intervened at the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in support of a case brought by İdris Sayılğan, a Turkish-Kurdish journalist jailed since 2016 on baseless anti-terror charges. […]

Index urges all European countries to ensure Maltese inquiry into Caruana Galizia’s killing is independent

alt informationThe brutal assassination two years ago shocked Europe and drew widespread condemnation

Index on Censorship calls for release of Tanzanian journalist Erick Kabendera

alt informationIndex on Censorship calls for the release of Tanzanian journalist Erick Kabendera who has been held in prison for two months

One year after murder of Khashoggi, NGOs renew call for justice

alt informationOne year after the death of Jamal Khashoggi, Index and other organisations call for the opening of a thorough, independent and effective criminal investigation into the murder of the journalist

Turkey urged to halt its assault on media freedom and civil society

alt informationThirteen international organisations have submitted a statement to UN Human Rights Council calling on Turkey to halt is crackdown on the media.

Council of Europe’s new secretary-general must enhance efforts to protect press freedom

alt informationTwenty-two international organisations have written an open letter on freedom of expression to the new secretary-general of the Council of Europe.