Category : Statements

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

Index urges UN Secretary-General to demand member states respect human rights following Ruhollah Zam execution

alt informationFollowing the execution on Saturday in Iran of Ruhollah Zam, an activist and journalist who had been accused of using a messaging app to stir up dissent, Index call on the UN Secretary-General to demand members respect the UN Declaration on Human Rights

UK online harms proposals could gravely impact free speech

alt informationIndex has significant concerns about the UK government’s proposals for online harms and their unintended consequences on free speech

Heavy fines on social networks for not tackling online abuse may have unintended consequences

alt informationIndex CEO Ruth Smeeth discusses the proposed Online Harms Bill in a virtual session organised by the Board of Deputies after a rise in anti-Semitic attacks

Ireland notified by Council of Europe over legal action against media outlet

alt informationIndex on Censorship have raised a Council of Europe alert amid concerns over current legal action against the Dublin Inquirer

Index condemns continued erosion of human rights in Hong Kong

alt informationIndex condemn the escalation of attacks on basic freedoms in Hong Kong

Malta: Renewed call for justice 1,000 days after the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia

alt informationIndex on Censorship joins 12 other organisations in calling on Maltese authorities to honour her legacy and ensure that those implicated in her murder are brought to justice

English PEN and Index on Censorship condemn prison sentence for Filipino journalist Maria Ressa as a “dark day for media freedom everywhere”

alt informationRappler CEO Maria Ressa has been given a sentence of up to six years in prison under a cyber libel law that didn’t exist when the article in question was published

Index urges President Trump to speak out forcefully for press freedom

alt informationWe have joined with 71 other press freedom organisations to write to the President of the United States to call on him to condemn recent attacks on the media

Index welcomes news of Nabeel Rajab’s release but all charges must be dropped

alt informationIndex welcomes release of Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab on Tuesday but all charges against him must also be dropped

Index calls for immediate release of Lina Attalah

alt informationEditor of Egyptian online news portal detained after interviewing mother of hunger striker Alaa Abd El Fattah

States’ use of surveillance to fight pandemic must respect human rights

alt informationIndex on Censorship and 106 other organisations are urging governments to respect human rights as they attempt to tackle the coronavirus pandemic through digital surveillance technologies