Category : Statements

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

Index condemns attack on Guardian reporter

alt informationIndex on Censorship condemns the attack by Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte on the Guardian's reporter Ben Jacobs

Azerbaijan: Time for justice for Ilgar Mammadov

alt informationToday three years have passed since the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) delivered its judgment on the case of political prisoner Ilgar Mammadov

Dear Nabeel: We are with you

alt informationAs Nabeel Rajab approaches a year in detention for exercising free speech, Index on Censorship expresses its solidarity with the 2012 Freedom of Expression Award winner.

Tory party promise to scrap Section 40 step in right direction

alt informationIndex on Censorship welcomes the Conservative Party's promise in its manifesto to repeal Section 40 of the Crime and Courts Act 2013.

Petition calls on Denmark to repeal blasphemy ban

alt informationAn international group of academics, writers and activists have signed a petition calling on Denmark to repeal its ban against blasphemy.

Maldives: Killing of Yameen Rasheed underscores urgent need for reform

alt informationWe call on the government to take all necessary measures to ensure that the perpetrators of this heinous crime are brought to justice

Free expression groups call for public interest defence in UK official secrets laws

alt informationReporters Without Borders, English PEN and Index on Censorship have published their joint submission to the Law Commission’s Consultation on the Protection of Official Data

State of media freedom in Macedonia is very worrying

alt information  Index on Censorship signed a joint statement by issued after a ECPMF-EFJ-SEEMO-OBCT fact-finding mission to Macedonia, on 25th-28th April regarding rising violence against journalists in Macedonia: We hereby express our deep concerns about the yesterday‘s violent attacks against journalists in the parliament of the Republic of Macedonia. From the beginning of 2016 until yesterday […]

Maldives: Prominent blogger and internet activist stabbed to death

alt informationIndex on Censorship strongly condemns the killing of Maldives blogger Yameen Rasheed.

Investigate corruption allegations linking PACE and Azerbaijan

alt informationWe, representatives of international and national non-governmental organisations, issue this appeal prior to a discussion of the investigation into allegations of corruption at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) in connection with its work on Azerbaijan, at the Assembly’s April 2017 session and a meeting of the Bureau of the Assembly before […]

Bahrain: NGOs express concern over arrest of photojournalist Sayed Ahmed Salman al-Mousawi

alt informationWe, the undersigned, express our deep concern with the government of Bahrain’s continued targeting of journalists, which further restricts free press and expression in the country

Bahrain: Global leaders must speak out against human rights abuses

alt informationIndex on Censorship is deeply concerned about the deteriorating conditions for freedom of expression and human rights in Bahrain.