Category : Europe and Central Asia

Azerbaijan: Journalists strive to cover the country from exile

For Azerbaijan’s president Ilham Aliyev and many other authoritarian leaders across the world, independent journalism and what it represents is bad news.

Mapping Media Freedom: Five incidents to watch

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: Political prisoners hostages to fossil fuel extraction

International investment in fossil fuel extraction is making me and other Azerbaijani political prisoners hostages to the Aliyev regime.

Turkey: Bans on Kurdish arts festivals spark solidarity actions

Arts organisation Siyah Bant examines how emergency rule has affected artistic expression in Diyarbakır in southeastern Turkey

Learn from Turkey: Resistance can’t just end at “No”

Writer Ece Temelkuran warns global movements to learn from the example of her homeland.

Dim hopes for 2017, but we’ll keep up the struggle for a free world

Journalist Yavuz Baydar writes about this hopes for Turkey's journalists in 2017

Mapping Media Freedom: Five incidents to watch

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

Turkey: Pro-government newspapers rewarded with state-sponsored advertising

Imprisoned journalists make headlines, but the Turkish government has a more insidious method for controlling the media

Mapping Media Freedom: Five incidents to watch

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. Here are five recent reports that give us cause for concern.

Rights groups demand justice for journalist Mehman Huseynov tortured in Azerbaijan

Global human rights organisations strongly condemn the abduction and torture of Azerbaijani journalist Mehman Huseynov

Turkey: “The worst time is when the ruler and the evil of the people are united”

I am a Turkish activist, a human rights defender, a dissident, and currently I feel like a lab rat trapped in a maze, trying to find an exit to freedom.