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Rasul Jafarov’s conviction: Latest human rights violation in Azerbaijan

Rasul Jafarov’s conviction: Latest human rights violation in Azerbaijan

The Sport for Rights coalition resolutely condemns yesterday’s sentencing of Rasul Jafarov, a prominent Azerbaijani human rights defender, to 6.5 years in prison on politically motivated charges. The coalition calls for his immediate release.

Azerbaijan: Six-year jail sentence for human rights activist

Azerbaijan: Six-year jail sentence for human rights activist

Rasul Jafarov, one of Azerbaijan’s most well-known government critics, has been sentenced on charges believed to be linked to his campaigning work

Twitter users hijack #HelloBaku to shine spotlight on Azerbaijan’s human rights abuses

Twitter users hijack #HelloBaku to shine spotlight on Azerbaijan’s human rights abuses

The hashtag was launched by organisers of this summer's inaugural European Games in the country's capital Baku

Padraig Reidy: Life in paranoid Erdoganistan, where every day brings a new censorship story

Padraig Reidy: Life in paranoid Erdoganistan, where every day brings a new censorship story

Another week, another social media ban in Turkey. Such is life these days in Erdoganistan, where every day brings a new censorship story, greeted now with what my Turkish friend calls “the humour of desparation”.

Lithuania bans Russian language channel for “inciting discord”

Lithuania bans Russian language channel for “inciting discord”

Lithuania has banned a Russian TV channel for "inciting discord, warmongering [and] spreading disinformation" according to the country's media regulator.

Padraig Reidy: The “gay cake” case bedevils Northern Ireland

Padraig Reidy: The “gay cake” case bedevils Northern Ireland

A new struggle has emerged over what many religious people in Northern Ireland see as threats to their religious freedom and way of life. And a cake has become the latest flashpoint

#IndexDrawtheLine: Does extremism have a place on campus?

#IndexDrawtheLine: Does extremism have a place on campus?

After strong lobbying from senior Tory peers, two private members’ debating student societies from Oxford and Cambridge universities were exempted from the controversial counter-terror ban on extremist speakers. Even though the two societies are not students’ union bodies and are independent from their universities, the exemption is still problematic. Educational

For Juzne Vesti editor, Serbia’s deteriorating media freedom comes as no surprise

For Juzne Vesti editor, Serbia’s deteriorating media freedom comes as no surprise

In just over five years, journalists at the independent news site have been subjected to verbal harassment or death threats 15 times, reports Ilcho Cvetanoski

Padraig Reidy: Stop saying this isn’t a “free speech issue”. It is.

Padraig Reidy: Stop saying this isn’t a “free speech issue”. It is.

One wishes sometimes we could be more honest. Say “this is a free speech issue, and I’m OK with this amount of censorship, for this reason”; then we can talk.

Padraig Reidy: Doubting Cambridge University Press’s commitment to academic freedom

Padraig Reidy: Doubting Cambridge University Press’s commitment to academic freedom

CUP are still refusing to publish Putin’s Kleptocracy by Karen Dawisha for fear of libel action -- despite saying they have no reason to doubt the veracity of the work

Tamas Bodoky: The independence of journalism in Hungary is under threat

Tamas Bodoky: The independence of journalism in Hungary is under threat

Hungarian journalist Tamás Bodoky founded investigative news website Atlatszo.hu, winner of the 2015 Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression Award for Digital Activism. He spoke at the ceremony in London on 18 March

Special Index Freedom of Expression Award given to persecuted Azerbaijani activists and journalists

Special Index Freedom of Expression Award given to persecuted Azerbaijani activists and journalists

The award, for Azerbaijanis continuing their struggle for freedom, rights and dignity, was given out at the 2015 Index Award ceremony in London on 18 March

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