The attack on the Supreme Court is just one way in which due process and dissent are coming under fire
Academic freedom under threat for more than 50% of world’s population
The ability to express and discuss ideas openly is being curtailed in univerisites, new data published by the Academic Freedom Index reveals
Contents – The battle for Ukraine: Artists, journalists and dissidents respond
The summer issue of Index magazine concentrated its efforts on the developing situation between Russia and Ukraine and consequential effects around...
Democracies are losing their moral authority to intervene
When our leaders opt in and out of laws and norms they don’t like then repressive regimes thrive and their citizens are the ones that suffer
Hungary elections 2022: What does another Orban term mean for freedoms?
The godfather of “illiberal democracy” – Viktor Orban – is fighting his fiercest election battle to date. What exactly is on the line when Hungarians head to the polls on Sunday?
Contents – Whistleblowers: the lifeblood of democracy
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Index's new issue of the magazine looks at the importance of whistleblowers in upholding our democracies....
The free speech Euros: Group F
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] In celebration of one of football’s biggest international tournaments, here is Index’s guide to the free speech...
Viktor Orbán’s power grab leaves Hungary without true democracy
In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, Hungary’s prime minister Viktor Orbán has pushed through emergency laws that have no time limit and enormous potential to limit media freedom
Doing their masters’ bidding: Media smear campaigns in central and eastern Europe
Unpatriotic behaviour. Sedition. Being in the pay of shadowy external forces. Faking a neo-Nazi event. These are just a few of the charges that have recently been levelled against independent journalists by pro-government media outlets in several central and eastern European countries.
Hungary’s deteriorating press and media freedom
The undersigned media freedom organisations are writing to draw your attention to the deteriorating situation of press and media freedom in Hungary, in particular the recent case of Hir TV
#NoImpunity: Crimes against journalists go unresolved
Since 2004, over 700 journalists have been killed for their reporting. Nine out of 10 of these cases go unpunished.
Hungary: Prime minister Viktor Orban wages campaign against critical journalists
As Hungary prepares for parliamentary elections, independent journalists have become a target of the pro-government media outlets