Category : Statements

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

Appeal on EU leaders before 6th South EU Summit to be held in Malta

alt informationEU leaders from Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, Portugal, and Spain are urged to address the ongoing impunity in the case of assassinated journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia

Raid on ABC puts Australian press freedom at risk

alt informationIndex on Censorship condemns the raid by Australian federal police on the offices of public broadcaster ABC over a 2017 article it ran in on operations of Australian special forces in Afghanistan.

Jodie Ginsberg: Chinese artist Badiucao is an inspiration to cartoonists and campaigners all over the world

alt informationBadiucao, one of China’s leading dissident cartoonists, has revealed his identity after years of anonymity. In November 2018 following his campaign that saw thousands of people around the world recreate the image of Tank Man, an unidentified Chinese man who stood in front of a column of tanks in Tiananmen Square in June 1989, Badiucao […]

The charges against Julian Assange are a threat to press freedom

alt informationThroughout history, governments have used security legislation to stop journalists publishing information that is in the public interest, and they continue to do so today.

Proposed definition of Islamophobia could deter people from criticising the religion of Islam

alt informationIndex is concerned that the definition of Islamophobia as currently proposed by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on British Muslims could effectively deter people from criticising the religion of Islam.

European Commission must mitigate concerns on automated upload filters

alt informationWe consider that, in order to mitigate these concerns, it is of utmost importance that the European Commission and Member States engage in a constructive transposition and implementation to ensure that the fears around automated upload filters are not realized.

Solidarity with Academics for Peace imprisoned in Turkey

alt informationWe declare our solidarity with Academics for Peace, and with all progressives under threat in Turkey.

World Press Freedom Day should bring freedom for Musa Kart and his Cumhuriyet colleagues

alt informationIndex on Censorship joins Cartoonists Rights Network International (CRNI) to report that the internationally acclaimed cartoonist Musa Kart is again a prisoner this World Press Freedom Day.

Online harms and media freedom: UK response to Council of Europe lacks concrete details

alt information"The UK's response to our Council of Europe alert lacks concrete details about how government proposals dealing with online harms will not damage media freedom and the public's right to information," said Joy Hyvarinen, head of advocacy, Index on Censorship.

Index on Censorship calls on French authorities to reverse decision on visa for artist

alt informationWe ask French authorities to reverse this decision and allow Murad, an Index fellow, to study