Category : Europe and Central Asia

Death threats, witness torture mark Kurdish reporter’s trial in Turkey

alt informationThe case of Nedim Türfent, whose journalism has irked authorities, is critical for understanding the plight of press freedom in Turkey, observers say

Turkey: Six journalists remain in prison while lawyers expelled from court

alt informationTurkish journalists Ahmet Altan and Mehmet Altan’s defence attorneys were forced to leave the courtroom as their clients stood trial accused of taking part in Turkey’s failed 2016 coup

Turkey: An open letter in support of Osman Kavala

alt informationWe, the undersigned representatives of Time to Talk debate centres from across Europe, were shocked to learn about the detention of Osman Kavala

Osman Kavala’s arrest: A new low in Turkey’s descent

alt informationWhat makes Kavala’s arrest so pervasive is that it sends the message that the government has not been satisfied by the level of the crackdown it has already imposed on civil society

#IndexAwards2017 fellows: “Governments don’t care about the human rights argument”

alt informationSince the Index on Censorship Awards, the 2017 fellows have been busy doing important work in their respective fields to further the cause of freedom of expression around the world

Protesters demand justice after murder of Maltese journalist

alt informationOn the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists, activists held a vigil for a murdered Maltese journalist

#NoImpunity: Crimes against journalists go unresolved

alt informationSince 2004, over 700 journalists have been killed for their reporting. Nine out of 10 of these cases go unpunished.

Azerbaijan: Open letter to EU ahead of Aliyev’s Brussels visit

alt informationNGOs urge the EU member state heads and leaders to use the summit to call on president Aliyev to end the current human rights crackdown in Azerbaijan

Free expression organisations intervene on cases of detained Turkish journalists

alt informationIndex on Censorship joins free expression organisations intervening before the European Court of Human Rights on cases of detained journalists in Turkey

Turkish injustice: Scores of journalists, rights defenders facing trial

alt informationAbout 90 journalists, writers and human rights defenders will appear before courts in the coming days

Turkey: Solidarity with journalists falsely accused of leaking government emails

alt informationSix journalists face lengthy jail terms in for allegedly leaking emails from Berat Albayrak, Turkey’s energy minister and president Erdogan’s son-in-law.

Index welcomes call for better protection of free expression on campus

alt informationIndex on Censorship welcomes the call by Minister Jo Johnson for freedom of expression to be better protected in universities.