Category : Europe and Central Asia

Mapping Media Freedom: Recent roundup

Index on Censorship’s Mapping Media Freedom project verifies threats, violations and limitations faced by the media throughout the Europe. Here are five recent reports that give us cause for concern.

Azerbaijan must stop crackdown on freedom of expression

The government of Azerbaijan is carrying out a multi-pronged attack on freedom of expression.

Ece Temelkuran: “Make Turkey so-so again!”

The women around me are more alert to the Turkey’s situation than the men are. The comfortable male universe is full of denial.

Yavuz Baydar: In exile you spend your days in a fog

My gut tells me that this time Turkey’s turmoil may turn out to be long-lasting and leave a more harmful imprint on the nation’s soul.

Dunja Mijatović: Why bother? A quick take on lying on social media

Besides the difficulty in determining truth from opinion to a bald-faced lie, the inherent limiting of ideas, including criminalising them, makes us all suffer a little bit.

Ece Temelkuran: A diary of Turkey’s interesting times

Author Ece Temelkuran brings Index up to date about the latest developments in Turkey.

Kosovo: Violence, threats and impunity continue to plague the media

A series of attacks and death threats towards journalists and broadcasters has stirred unrest amongst journalists in Europe’s youngest country

Exploring Ireland’s decline in media plurality

Concentrated media market gives business owners influence over the news

Tailor-made laws: The state of surveillance in Germany

What is worse: intelligence services gathering data without any legal basis or secret services operating within a legal framework that allows them to obtain vast amounts of personal information?

Turkey: International coalition slams Cumhuriyet arrests and media closures

14 leading press freedom groups urge officials to end abuses under state of emergency

#NoImpunity: Those who attack journalists must be held to account

Today is the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists. Since 2006, 827 journalists have been killed for their reporting