Category : Statements

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

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

Index and JFJ launch global initiative to monitor attacks on the media during coronavirus

alt informationIndex on Censorship and Justice for Journalists Foundation (JFJ) have announced a joint global initiative to track attacks and violations against the media, specific to the current coronavirus-related crisis

Index on Censorship calls for Europe’s leaders to protect free flow of information to tackle COVID-19

Index on Censorship, alongside eight other organisations, is calling on European leaders to protect the media during the coronavirus crisis

Index welcomes ruling that police reaction to tweets was “disproportionate interference”

Index welcomes the judgment in the case of Harry Miller – a former police officer who was investigated over tweets about gender. In a judgment delivered at the High Court in London, Julian Knowles found that the police’s actions – which included visiting Miller’s place of work – were a “disproportionate interference” on his freedom […]

Index calls on UK government to respect role of media

alt informationBoris Johnson's exclusion of certain members of the press at a briefing on 3 February is another example of media abuses in the UK, as tracked by Index on Censorship and reported to the Council of Europe