Category : Statements

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

Press freedom organisations call for full justice in the case of assassinated journalist Ján Kuciak

alt informationOn 6 December 2018, Index on Censorship joined eight partner organisations of the Council of Europe’s Platform for the Protection of Journalism and Safety of Journalists to conduct a press freedom solidarity mission to Slovakia to call for full justice in the case of assassinated journalist Ján Kuciak

The European Commission must amend the regulation on terrorist content online to protest fundamental rights

alt informationOn 12 September, the European Commission published a proposal for a Regulation on preventing the dissemination of terrorist content online. The proposal is very problematic from a fundamental rights and free expression perspective. Index on Censorship joins others in highlighting these concerns.   Dear Ministers, The undersigned organisations are dedicated to protecting fundamental human rights, including […]

Canadian ruling in VICE Media case sends wrong signal on press freedom

alt informationIndex on Censorship is disappointed that Canada’s Supreme Court has upheld a decision by lower courts that requires a journalist with VICE Media to hand over materials.

Nine international organisations urge EU officials to raise Turkey’s freedom of expression crisis during EU-Turkey high political dialogue

alt informationWe urge EU officials to discuss Turkey’s freedom of expression crisis and fractured rule of law during their high-level political dialogue with the Turkish government on 22 November

House of Lords must ensure Prevent is subject to independent review

alt informationIndex on Censorship joins with seven other human rights organisations to call for an independent review of the UK's Prevent strategy.

An open letter to Mark Zuckerberg

alt informationDear Mark Zuckerberg: What do the Philadelphia Museum of Art, a Danish member of parliament, and a news anchor from the Philippines have in common? They have all been subject to a misapplication of Facebook’s Community Standards. But unlike the average user, each of these individuals and entities received media attention, were able to reach Facebook staff and, in […]

Annual review of listed terrorist organisations would be a step in the right direction for counter-terror bill

alt informationWhile there has been little progress in the House of Lords when it comes to protecting freedom of expression in the Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill, a proposed new amendment by Lord Anderson deserves support.

A letter to Aung San Suu Kyi: Overturn conviction, free Reuters journalists

alt informationAt the recent World Economic Conference in Hanoi, Viet Nam, Aung San Suu Kyi defended the 3 September conviction and sentencing of Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo and invited anyone who believes in the rule of law to point out why the judgment was problematic. 52 IFEX members and other groups have taken her up on this invitation.

Law Commission must safeguard freedom of expression

alt informationIndex on Censorship urges the Law Commission to safeguard freedom of expression as it moves towards the second phase of its review of abusive and offensive online communications.