CATEGORY: United States
Israel: Free expression hangs in the balance
The attack on the Supreme Court is just one way in which due process and dissent are coming under fire
Academic freedom under threat for more than 50% of world’s population
The ability to express and discuss ideas openly is being curtailed in univerisites, new data published by the Academic Freedom Index reveals
Major new global free expression index sees UK ranking stumble across academic, digital and media freedom
A major new global ranking index tracking the state of free expression is published today
2023: No calm water ahead
Happy New Year! I think we can all agree, regardless of where we live, that 2022 was a tumultuous year. There was seemingly a new crisis every...
“I struggle with Kanye West being given a platform by anyone”
There are those within the Index family, including some of our founders, who consider free speech to be an absolute right, says Ruth Anderson
“We deserve more on freedom of expression”
Freedom of expression has dominated the news agenda this week but not in a good way, says Ruth Smeeth
Contents – The beautiful game? Qatar, football and freedom
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The autumn issue of Index takes as its central theme the FIFA World Cup that will take place in Qatar in November...
Too much news?
It has been a busy week for news headlines. It is the role of Index is to make sure that the stories of dissidents are not ignored or forgotten
Contents – The battle for Ukraine: Artists, journalists and dissidents respond
The summer issue of Index magazine concentrated its efforts on the developing situation between Russia and Ukraine and consequential effects around...
Index expresses concern over Julian Assange extradition
Home Secretary Priti Patel’s decision will have a chilling effect on journalism and put the Wikileaks founder at risk
Raised voices: why we must continue to listen
The news coming in from Belarus, Brazil, Hong Kong and Russia is devastating, writes our CEO Ruth Smeeth
Smears about the media made by US President Donald Trump have obscured a wider problem with press freedom in the United States: namely widespread and low-level animosity that feeds into the everyday working lives of the nation’s journalists, bloggers and media professionals. This study examines documented reports from across the country in the six months leading up to the presidential inauguration and the months after. It clearly shows that threats to US press freedom go well beyond the Oval Office.
“Animosity toward the press comes in many forms. Journalists are targeted in several ways: from social media trolling to harassment by law enforcement to over-the-top public criticism by those in the highest office. The negative atmosphere for journalists is damaging for the public and their right to information,” said Jodie Ginsberg, CEO at Index on Censorship, which documented the cases using an approach undertaken by the organization to monitor press freedom in Europe over the past three years. Learn more.