Category : Statements

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

Human rights groups demand Egypt release Amal Fathy

alt informationHuman rights groups expressed growing concern about Egyptian campaigner Amal Fathy and urged authorities to release her immediately.

Civil society call on PACE to appoint a Rapporteur to examine the issue of political prisoners in Azerbaijan

alt informationRepresentatives of international non-governmental organizations issue an appeal to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) to request the appointment of a Rapporteur to examine the situation of political prisoners in Azerbaijan.

Dear Andy Burnham, name a street in Manchester after Ahmed Mansoor

alt informationAndy Burnham Mayor of Greater Manchester Manchester, UK [email protected] 31 May 2018 Dear Mayor Burnham, The undersigned organisations are writing to you to request your support for the release of the award-winning Emirati human rights defender Ahmed Mansoor, sentenced this week to ten years in prison for his human rights activism. We believe that this […]

Russian journalist stages death to catch potential killers

alt informationHigh profile Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko stages his own "murder", but investigations into death of journalist Pavlo Sherbet must continue

Coalition to intervene in Canada Supreme Court case on confidentiality of journalists’ sources

alt informationA coalition of 12 press freedom and civil liberties groups from around the world, including Index on Censorshp, will intervene in a VICE News case seeking to keep confidential conversations between its reporter Ben Makuch and a source from being turned over to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).

West Yorkshire Police force do not know their law

alt informationThe West Yorkshire Police force do not know their law. The Malicious Communications Act 1988 has no provision whatsoever for "insulting or abusive" messages.

Russia: Telegram block leads to widespread assault on freedom of expression online

alt information53 international and Russian human rights, media and Internet freedom organisations, strongly condemn the attempts by the Russian Federation to block the Internet messaging service Telegram.

Israeli government must halt its extreme aggression toward protesters

alt informationThe killings of unarmed Palestinian protesters by Israel Defense Forces marks a grave and horrendous assault on the right to protest.

Index on Censorship calls on Egypt to release Amal Fathy

alt informationIndex calls on governments around the world to put pressure on Egypt to release Amal Fathy and to shine a spotlight on the Egyptian government’s frightening tactics to stop the public knowing what is going on in that country.

Amendments to Data Protection Bill put free press in jeopardy

alt informationIndex on Censorship believes we are in grave danger of ushering in one protection only to eliminate another: in this case, the protections afforded to and by a free press.

US must immediately release detained journalist Manuel Duran Ortega

alt informationOn Monday, 26 press-freedom, civil-rights, labour and civil-liberties groups submitted a letter urging a regional U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement office to release unjustly detained journalist Manuel Duran Ortega.

EU proposal on funding must include media freedom

alt information"A free media is essential for holding state authorities, including their legal system, accountable."