Category : Statements

Maldives: Prominent blogger and internet activist stabbed to death

Index on Censorship strongly condemns the killing of Maldives blogger Yameen Rasheed.

Investigate corruption allegations linking PACE and Azerbaijan

We, representatives of international and national non-governmental organisations, issue this appeal prior to a discussion of the investigation into allegations of corruption at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) in connection with its work on Azerbaijan, at the Assembly’s April 2017 session and a meeting of the Bureau of the Assembly before […]

Bahrain: NGOs express concern over arrest of photojournalist Sayed Ahmed Salman al-Mousawi

We, the undersigned, express our deep concern with the government of Bahrain’s continued targeting of journalists, which further restricts free press and expression in the country

Bahrain: Global leaders must speak out against human rights abuses

Index on Censorship is deeply concerned about the deteriorating conditions for freedom of expression and human rights in Bahrain.

Belarus: Civic solidarity movement condemns mass detentions and police violence

Index on Censorship joins with the Civic Solidarity Platform to condemn Belarus' crackdown on peaceful protesters.

Weakening encryption would harm journalists

Encrypted communication tools are used by investigative journalists and reporters under fire, as well as businesses and governments, to have safe conversations and to report on difficult and often dangerous situations. Attempts by the UK government to create a backdoor into these services would potentially put lives at risk by making the systems far less […]

Belarus: Wave of detentions must end

Organisations have written to the president of Belarus to demand an end to recent wave of detentions of journalists, activists and opposition figures.

Turkey’s deteriorating freedom of expression and media freedom

Index on Censorship, PEN International, ARTICLE 19 and 65 organisations are deeply concerned by the continuous deterioration of freedom of expression and media freedom in Turkey

Azerbaijan: Crackdown on free expression accelerates with conviction of prominent blogger

International organisations call on the Azerbaijani authorities to immediately and unconditionally release Mehman Huseynov.

Russian supreme court orders release of Index Award nominee Ildar Dadin

The long-term opposition and LGBT rights activist had been jailed under Russia's repressive Public Assembly Law.

UK proposals to update spy laws a threat to journalism

Proposed legislation that could see journalists and whistleblowers sentenced up to 14 years for leaking official documents has no place in a democracy.