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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.
Rasul Jafarov, one of Azerbaijan’s most well-known government critics, has been sentenced on charges believed to be linked to his campaigning work
The hashtag was launched by organisers of this summer's inaugural European Games in the country's capital Baku
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 has banned a Russian TV channel for "inciting discord, warmongering [and] spreading disinformation" according to the country's media regulator.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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