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Yavuz Baydar: Imminent collapse of journalism in Turkey

Yavuz Baydar: Imminent collapse of journalism in Turkey

With conditions worsening on a daily basis, Turkey now risks total blackout on public debate. Punitive measures and harsh restrictions have diminished the domain for free and independent media

Azerbaijan: Independent media under unprecedented attack

Azerbaijan: Independent media under unprecedented attack

The Sport for Rights coalition calls for the Azerbaijani authorities to take immediate and concrete steps to cease this persecution of the independent media, starting with the unconditional release of Khadija Ismayilova and Azerbaijan’s other political prisoners.

3 May: Difference Day celebrates freedom of the press

3 May: Difference Day celebrates freedom of the press

The debate will start from a bird's eye view on the state of the art of journalism in Europe. Participants to the debate, including Index's advocacy officer Melody Patry

Why is academic freedom important?

Why is academic freedom important?

Academic freedom has been the subject of many debates in recent months. With speakers regularly being no-platformed

Letter: “The need for serious reforms…is as urgent as ever”

Letter: “The need for serious reforms…is as urgent as ever”

In a letter, writer Akram Aylisli writer asked the president of Azerbaijan to intervene and remove the criminal case against him.

Azerbaijan: Akram Aylisli faces further charges after sending letter to president

Azerbaijan: Akram Aylisli faces further charges after sending letter to president

The case against Azerbaijani writer Akram Aylisli, who previously faced charges of hooliganism after being detained at Baku Haydar Aliyev International Airport on 30 March

Azerbaijan: Harassment of Meydan TV must stop

Azerbaijan: Harassment of Meydan TV must stop

Index on Censorship strongly condemns the launch of a criminal investigation into online media outlet Meydan TV.

Poland: Scholar questioned over claim Poles killed more Jews than they did Germans during World War II

Poland: Scholar questioned over claim Poles killed more Jews than they did Germans during World War II

A Polish prosecutor has interrogated Jan Gross, a Polish-American professor of history at Princeton University

Azerbaijan: open letters to Pharrell Williams, Enrique Iglesias, and Chris Brown

Azerbaijan: open letters to Pharrell Williams, Enrique Iglesias, and Chris Brown

We are writing to you as members of the Sport for Rights campaign, which has been working to raise human rights violations in Azerbaijan in the run-up to the Formula One European Grand Prix

“No one – and especially heads of state – has a right not to be offended”

“No one – and especially heads of state – has a right not to be offended”

Index deplores the decision by German Chancellor Angela Merkel to authorise the prosecution of a German comedian for offending the President of Turkey.

Croatia: Controversial TV show prompts dispute in national media

Croatia: Controversial TV show prompts dispute in national media

Walking around the Zagreb offices of the Electronic Media Council (AEM), Croatia’s broadcast regulator, must have had a distinctive feel to it on 26 January. According to Croatian media, outside the building stood about 5,000 demonstrators singing Croatian patriotic songs, calling for AEM chair Marjana Rakic’s resignation and carrying an

Worst countries for restrictions on religious freedom

Worst countries for restrictions on religious freedom

Here’s a roundup of some the most appalling religious freedom violations from across the globe.