Category : Statements

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.

National and international cultural and human rights organisations denounce Trump’s executive order on immigration

More than thirty cultural institutions and human rights organisations around the world oppose Trump’s immigration ban

Groups condemn removal of police protest painting from US Capitol

The censoring of an artwork because of its viewpoint is a deeply disturbing and divisive act in an already polarised nation

Rights groups demand justice for journalist Mehman Huseynov tortured in Azerbaijan

Global human rights organisations strongly condemn the abduction and torture of Azerbaijani journalist Mehman Huseynov

What is Section 40 of the Crime and Courts Act 2013?

Section 40 does not protect “ordinary” individuals as its advocates claim. It protects the rich and powerful and is a gift to the corrupt and conniving to silence investigative journalists – particularly media outfits that don’t have very deep pockets.

Section 40 jeopardises press freedom

Section 40 of the Crime and Courts Act 2013 is a danger to a free press. We urge you to take action.