Category : Statements

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

Groups troubled by appointment of Lord Carlile as Prevent reviewer

alt informationLord Carlile’s close ties with and publicly declared support for the Prevent strategy undermine the integrity and credibility of the review.

An upcoming review of the Prevent counter-extremism programme is at risk of becoming a “whitewash”

alt informationThe groups are urging the government to ensure that the review of Prevent is comprehensive and truly independent

Groups urge Amal Clooney to pressure UK to act on Bahrain’s abuse of freedom of expression

alt informationFifteen international organisations have written to Amal Clooney to urge she pressure the UK to act on Bahrain's human rights abuses.

Blocking ruling “another reminder of just how far from being a democracy Turkey really is”

alt informationIndex on Censorship strongly condemns a decision by a Turkish court to block the independent news outlet Bianet and over a hundred other sites, accounts and videos.  The organisation calls for the order to be reversed.

Turkey: “Trial is in itself an act of intimidation”

alt informationHuman rights and freedom of expression organisations have condemned a judicial ruling made by a Turkish court in the second hearing of the Gezi Park trial.

Ursula von der Leyen must ensure media freedom and protection of journalists are priority

alt informationTwenty press freedom organisations have written to the new president of the European Commission to urge that media freedom is made a top priority.

Turkish think-tank report escalates harassment of journalists

alt informationIndex on Censorship, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and 18 other human rights and freedom of expression organisations condemn a Turkish pro-government think-tank’s report that accuses leading international media of being biased against the government and singles out their correspondents for attack.

Governments must not “cherry pick” media outlets

alt informationIndex on Censorship condemns the decision by the UK Foreign Office to deny accreditation to Russia's RT and Sputnik news agencies to attend its media freedom conference.

Governments must uphold existing global commitments to protect media

alt informationStates must uphold existing global commitments to protect media but also be willing to speak out publicly when others fail to protect journalists and journalism, Index on Censorship said on Tuesday.

Government’s online harms white paper risk damaging freedom of expression in the UK

alt informationThe proposals in the online harms white paper risk damaging freedom of expression in the UK, and abroad if other countries follow the UK’s example, Index on Censorship said in its response to the government's consultation.

Moldovan authorities need to act as the safety of journalists is threatened

alt informationIn the last month, the number of cases of assaults against journalists in the Republic of Moldova has been staggering and follows a troubling trend of harassment in recent years

Duty of care does not translate well from the offline to online context

alt informationUK government must engage all stakeholders to map the way forward on online content regulations