Category : Europe and Central Asia

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

Mapping Media Freedom: Turkish editor arrested on terror propaganda charges

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

Turkey: UN should address continuous deterioration of free expression and other human rights

alt informationFollowing the coup attempt on 15 July 2016, the Turkish authorities have pursued an unprecedented crackdown against perceived critics and opponents

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.

Mapping Media Freedom: Journalists barred from covering Theresa May event

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

Turkey: After nine months in detention, Altans face court on 19 June

alt informationNine months. That's how long brothers Ahmet and Mehmet Altan have been in pre-trail detention in Turkey. Prosecutors are demanding multiple life sentences for the brothers, who will face their first day in court on 19 June.

#FreeTurkeyMedia: “Solidarity is the most important thing we can give them”

alt informationOn World Press Freedom Day protesters gathered outside the Turkish Embassy in London to highlight the arrest and imprisonment of journalists in Turkey

The story of a strange (un)release from prison

alt informationDr. Sunay Usluer, the wife of a journalist imprisoned in Turkey, shares her account of the anxious hours waiting for the release that never came.

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 […]

Turkey’s journalists have no time for fear

alt informationCumhuriyet journalist Canan Coşkun, facing two upcoming trials for her reporting, talks about her attitude to the dangers of life as a reporter.

Can Dündar: The beginning of the end for Erdogan

alt informationAll the data points to this last referendum being the beginning of the end for Turkey's president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

#FreeTurkeyMedia: Vigil for Turkey’s imprisoned journalists

alt informationJoin Index on Censorship and others for a vigil outside the Turkish Embassy in London to protest the detention of journalists and writers in Turkey.