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Following Edward Snowden's revelations outlining the capabilities of intelligence agencies to monitor private online communications journalists are confronting a moment of hesitation.
The decision by six authors to withdraw from a PEN American Center gala in which Charlie Hebdo will be honoured with an award once again emphasises the dangerous notion that some forms of free expression are more worthy than others of defending
A regional network of journalists, artists and activists is using the platform Balkan Diskurs to provide objective news against a backdrop of mounting media partisanship, writes Tim Bidey
Journalism should, at least, be against truthiness, if only out of self interest. If anyone can make stuff up and get 1,000 shares on Twitter, why pay people for deep digging or elegant writing?
Intigam Aliyev, prominent human rights lawyer from Azerbaijan, was sentenced to seven and a half years in prison. In addition he is deprived of the right to hold an official post for three years after end prison sentence. In a joint letter to President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan, HRHN members
The sentencing of Intigam Aliyev, a respected human rights attorney, to seven and a half years in prison is yet another example of Azerbaijan's rigged judicial system and the continued stifling of civil society.
When a group of claimants in the UK took on Google for invasion of privacy, they had little idea that the case would become a landmark in the fight to tame the internet giant's intrusion into our lives on the web
Kostas Vaxevanis won the 2013 Index on Censorship Journalism award for his investigative journalism through his work on the magazine HotDoc. On 30 March 2015 he was convicted of criminal defamation for his reporting on banking irregularities in Greece and given a 26 month suspended sentence.
The Sport for Rights coalition resolutely condemns yesterday’s sentencing of Rasul Jafarov, a prominent Azerbaijani human rights defender, to 6.5 years in prison on politically motivated charges. The coalition calls for his immediate release.
Rasul Jafarov, one of Azerbaijan’s most well-known government critics, has been sentenced on charges believed to be linked to his campaigning work
The hashtag was launched by organisers of this summer's inaugural European Games in the country's capital Baku
Another week, another social media ban in Turkey. Such is life these days in Erdoganistan, where every day brings a new censorship story, greeted now with what my Turkish friend calls “the humour of desparation”.