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

Data Protection Bill must protect press freedom, free speech groups say

alt informationPress freedom groups have urged the parliamentary committee considering a proposed new UK data protection law to drop amendments that would force news publishers to sign up to a state-backed regulator or face potentially crippling costs.

Death threats should not be the norm

alt informationAs part of media freedom month. Jodie Ginsberg wrote to Index on Censorship supporters.

Equatorial Guinea: Artist freed from prison

alt informationAn Equatorial Guinean court on March 7, 2018 released an artist imprisoned on dubious charges for nearly six months, 17 human rights groups said today

17 NGOs call for EU action to protect journalists

alt informationA climate in which impunity prevails and in which journalists are only respected when they serve the interests of those in power, paves the way for violence.

Index welcomes announcement on Section 40

alt informationIndex on Censorship welcomes the announcement that the government will not implement Section 40 of the Crime and Courts Act 2013.

Charges dropped against cartoonist Ramón Esono Ebalé

alt informationIndex on Censorship welcomes the news that charges against cartoonist Nsé Ramón Esono Ebalé have been dropped.

Murder of Slovak investigative journalist second in EU in less than 6 months

alt informationIndex on Censorship condemns the murder of investigative journalist Jan Kuciak in Slovakia.

Equatorial Guinea: Trial set for imprisoned artist

alt informationThe trial of an artist on dubious counterfeiting charges

Bahraini injustice: Nabeel Rajab sentenced for tweeting

alt informationIndex condemns the decision to sentence Bahraini human rights defender - and Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression Award winner - Nabeel Rajab to five years in prison.

A black day for press freedom and justice in Turkey

alt informationIndex on Censorship strongly condemns Turkey’s sentencing of six defendants -- including journalists Ahmet Altan, Mehmet Altan and Nazli Ilcak -- to aggravated life sentences.

New “intimidation” laws could prevent legal protests and limit speech

alt informationIndex on Censorship statement on UK Prime Minister's proposals for possible new laws to stop "intimidation" against politicians