Category : Europe and Central Asia

Abduction, torture and intimidation: Azerbaijan’s endless crackdown on independent journalism

alt informationMedia outlets in Azerbaijan routinely deal with torture, assault, raids, imprisonment and endless intimidation, as verified reports submitted to Index on Censorship’s Mapping Media Freedom project show.

Protesters at Turkish Embassy call for release of Idil Eser

alt informationIndex on Censorship took part in a rally on 12 July at the Turkish Embassy in London to call for the release of the director of Amnesty International Turkey

Human rights organisations call on French president to pressure Azerbaijan

alt informationIndex on Censorship joins with international organisations to urge France to pressure Azerbaijan on its approach to free expression

Mapping Media Freedom: Ukrainian journalists subjected to malicious cyber-attacks

alt informationAlongside the digitalisation of journalism comes the increasing danger of cyber-attacks on media workers, as recent attacks on Ukrainian journalists have shown

Index condemns arrest of Amnesty International Turkey director

alt informationIndex condemns the arrest of Idil Eser, director of Amnesty International Turkey, and demands her immediate and unconditional release

Mapping Media Freedom: Press restrictions in Spain highlight need for improved policy

alt informationWithin the last month, Index on Censorship’s Mapping Media Freedom platform has recorded a number of restrictions on media access to events in Spain by police and politicians

From the archives: A century on from the Russian Revolution

alt information100 years after the Russian Revolution, Index has compiled a reading list on its legacy in the world today

Index’s summer magazine launch party marks 100th anniversary of Russian Revolution

alt informationIndex on Censorship magazine celebrated the launch of its summer 2017 issue with an evening exploring the 1917 Russian Revolution and its effects on our freedoms today

Mapping Media Freedom: Turkey continues to use judicial harassment as a means to silence journalists

alt informationThroughout June, Index on Censorship’s Mapping Media Freedom project has recorded a number of violations in Turkey, which is now the biggest jailer of journalists in the world.

#WeAreArrested: Turkish journalist Can Dündar’s book performed live in UK

alt informationThe Royal Shakespeare Company performed an abridged version of Turkish journalist's book We Are Arrested

Russia: Index condemns arrest of protesters and journalists at anti-corruption rallies

alt informationIndex on Censorship calls on Russian authorities to drop all charges against demonstrators and journalists