Category : Europe and Central Asia

Learn from Turkey: Resistance can’t just end at “No”

Writer Ece Temelkuran warns global movements to learn from the example of her homeland.

Dim hopes for 2017, but we’ll keep up the struggle for a free world

Journalist Yavuz Baydar writes about this hopes for Turkey's journalists in 2017

Mapping Media Freedom: Five incidents to watch

Each week, Index on Censorship’s Mapping Media Freedom project verifies threats, violations and limitations faced by the media throughout Europe.

Turkey: Pro-government newspapers rewarded with state-sponsored advertising

Imprisoned journalists make headlines, but the Turkish government has a more insidious method for controlling the media

Mapping Media Freedom: Five incidents to watch

Each week, Index on Censorship’s Mapping Media Freedom project verifies threats, violations and limitations faced by the media throughout the European Union and neighbouring countries. Here are five recent reports that give us cause for concern.

Rights groups demand justice for journalist Mehman Huseynov tortured in Azerbaijan

Global human rights organisations strongly condemn the abduction and torture of Azerbaijani journalist Mehman Huseynov

Turkey: “The worst time is when the ruler and the evil of the people are united”

I am a Turkish activist, a human rights defender, a dissident, and currently I feel like a lab rat trapped in a maze, trying to find an exit to freedom.

Charlie Hebdo: Two years on

On 7 January 2015, two gunmen entered the offices of Charlie Hebdo and murdered 12 people, including most of the senior editorial staff. The attack was in reprisal for the satirical magazine's publishing cartoons of the prophet Mohammed.

Turkey: Linguist finds himself locked up for free speech

Linguist and newspaper columnist, Sevan Nişanyan has found himself being locked up for 16 years after being subjected to a torrent of lawsuits relating to a mathematics village he was building