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Shrinking space for journalism in Russia and Ukraine

Shrinking space for journalism in Russia and Ukraine

The conflict over Crimea between Ukraine and Russia is having a direct impact on journalists. Though the tactics have differed, each country has been narrowing the space for reporting information on events.

Ece Temelkuran: Turkey’s drive to make theatre “suitable”

Ece Temelkuran: Turkey’s drive to make theatre “suitable”

Journalist and author Ece Temelkuran discusses the role of the Turkish ministry of culture in censoring theatre productions.

Turkish journalists honour international organisations

Turkish journalists honour international organisations

The Journalists Association of Turkey (TGC) on Thursday gave a 2016 Press Freedom Award to a coalition of international organisations, including Index on Censorship, that have worked in concert since last year to support journalists in the country and fight an ongoing deterioration in the state of press freedom.

Bosnia: Open letter expresses support for journalists targeted with threats

Bosnia: Open letter expresses support for journalists targeted with threats

University professors, poets and artists signed an open letter in support of three media workers who were targeted with death threats and hate speech.

Mapping Media Freedom: In review 30 July-18 August

Mapping Media Freedom: In review 30 July-18 August

Each week, Index on Censorship’s Mapping Media Freedom project verifies threats, violations and limitations faced by the media throughout the European Union and neighbouring countries.

Azerbaijan: Renewed human rights crackdown ahead of referendum

Azerbaijan: Renewed human rights crackdown ahead of referendum

Index on Censorship joins the Sport for Rights coalition in calling for an end of Azerbaijan's renewed crackdown on human rights.

Conviction of Anjem Choudary should not be used to further restrict free speech

Conviction of Anjem Choudary should not be used to further restrict free speech

Anjem Choudary is an extremist. His views are repugnant and to be countered at every opportunity, but he should be allowed to express them.

Turkey’s continuing crackdown on the press must end

Turkey’s continuing crackdown on the press must end

The silencing -- even temporarily -- of one of Turkey’s last independent papers underscores the severe erosion of freedom of expression in the country.

Azerbaijan’s long assault on media freedom

Azerbaijan’s long assault on media freedom

Azerbaijan’s record on press freedom has never been great. Since independence, the country's journalists have faced serious harassment.

Mapping Media Freedom: In review 30 July-10 August

Mapping Media Freedom: In review 30 July-10 August

Each week, Index on Censorship’s Mapping Media Freedom project verifies threats, violations and limitations faced by the media throughout Europe.

200 Turkish journalists blacklisted from parliament

200 Turkish journalists blacklisted from parliament

One of the most vital duties of a journalist -- in any democracy -- is to report on the day-to-day operations of a country's parliament. But 200 Turkish journalists have been barred.

Belarus: Government uses accreditation to silence independent press

Belarus: Government uses accreditation to silence independent press

Despite repeated calls by international organisations for reform, Belarus' regime for press accreditation continues to help the government maintain its monopoly on information

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