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In Belarus, dozens of freelance journalists were fined between 2014 and 2015 for working for foreign media without an accreditation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
On 19 September, the Estonian Minister of Education, Jürgen Ligi, accused the Estonian Public Broadcaster's new Russian-language TV of disclosing
Each autumn, more than 1,000 government and civil society representatives from 57 countries of the OSCE
Ahead of the Battle of Ideas 2015, Manick Govinda explores why art should be dangerous, unsettling, funny, an emotional journey, beautiful, entertaining and, yes, obscene.
In 1972, Michael Scammell, first editor of Index on Censorship magazine wrote in the first edition - “Freedom of expression is not self-perpetuating, but needs to be maintained by the constant vigilance of those who care about it.” We obviously haven’t been very vigilant here in the UK
At least eight journalists were beaten and three detained as they covered a clash between refugees and the Hungarian police at the border with
Two new elements in the government’s legislation programme are a real threat to free speech, campaigners tell Dominic Smith
This week's intervention by Lord Ashcroft might not be the best example of the old speak-truth-to-power schtick, but being rude about powerful people is very important and even cathartic
"This is not something that only 'ladies' can fix," emphasised Dunja Mijatovic, the OSCE’s Representative on Freedom of the Media at an expert meeting on the safety of female journalists in Vienna
Media freedoms in Serbia are on the decline. A recent report by Human Rights Watch painted a picture of journalists in several western Balkan countries, working in hostile environments whilst facing threats and intimidation.
As demonstrations against corruption and the failure to provide basic services sweep Lebanon, we look at how authorities deal with mass protests around the world.
Freelance journalist Ahmed Mukhtar was detained at 7pm Friday 18 September in Azerbaijan