Category : Statements
Statements from freedom of expression organisation Index on Censorship, the global voice of free expression
Online harms proposals pose serious risks to freedom of expression
While we recognise the government’s desire to tackle unlawful content online, the proposals mooted in the white paper – including a new duty of care on social media platforms, a regulatory body, and even the fining and banning of social media platforms as a sanction – pose serious risks to freedom of expression online.
Farcical indictment shows how far Turkey has fallen
Index on Censorship condemns a criminal indictment sent to a Turkish court against 16 civil society leaders including artist Meltem Arikan, actors Memet Ali Alabora and Pinar Ogun, and journalist Can Dündar.