The summer issue of Index magazine concentrated its efforts on the developing situation between Russia and Ukraine and consequential effects around...
CATEGORY: European Union
Letter: Serbian media facing “very difficult” situation
Five Serbian media associations have written to Index on Censorship to raise their concerns about the media environment in the country.
Far right steps up anti-media campaign ahead of Swedish election
Sweden baked in record temperatures this summer, matched only by the increasingly heated political climate as it gears up for an unprecedentedly bitter and divisive general election
Censorship gone viral: The cross-fertilisation of repression
Censorship has cross-fertilised and gone viral infecting both democracies and their authoritarian counterparts.
The media “can’t afford thinking”: Why Portuguese journalists are leaving newsrooms for government roles
While the Portuguese media goes through a crisis, the government has taken to hiring unmotivated and underpaid journalists, accelerating the hollowing out of newsrooms.
Slapp: Shadowy legal actions are being used to silence the media
Journalists who dare to investigate powerful people or companies are facing increasingly expensive legal threats to stop them publishing
Coalition calls on EU to address freedom of expression in Turkey
Index on Censorship has joined a group of international organisations to call on the EU to take action on Turkey’s freedom of expression record.
Dunja Mijatović: Why bother? A quick take on lying on social media
Besides the difficulty in determining truth from opinion to a bald-faced lie, the inherent limiting of ideas, including criminalising them, makes us all suffer a little bit.
Mapping Media Freedom: In review 2-16 June
Each week, Index on Censorship’s Mapping Media Freedom project verifies threats, violations and limitations faced by the media throughout the European Union
Illiberal democracy: Europe’s worrying trend on freedom and liberty
Free Word in partnership with Index on Censorship brought together three major cultural figures from Hungary, Poland and Turkey to compare their stories and ask: is Europe just a place, or a set of values that are rapidly unravelling?
Dunja Mijatović: Why quality public service media has not caught on in transition societies
The battle to establish credible public service broadcasters in transitional democracies has been difficult.
EU agreement with tech firms on hate speech guaranteed to stifle free expression
Index on Censorship condemned the agreement between the European Commission and tech firms Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Microsoft to tackle hate speech online.