Category : Europe and Central Asia

Tracey Bagshaw: Is compromise compromising news?

alt informationCommercial interference pressures on the UK's regional papers are growing. Some worry that jeopardises their independence.

Preventing protest coverage: How Belarus controls what the public knows

alt information“Europe’s last dictatorship” doesn’t tolerate dissent. The country’s constitution claims to protect freedom of the press, but many laws seem to contradict this.

Croatia: Journalists targeted after reporting on sentences imposed on “war criminals”

alt informationSeveral journalists and news outlets from Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina faced death threats following their coverage a war crimes trial

Serbian journalists campaign for free media

alt informationAfter more than twenty years of investigative reporting, one of the most trusted weeklies in Serbia, Vranjske Novine, was forced to shut down.

Kurdish reporter sentenced to more than 8 years

alt informationKurdish reporter Nedim Türfent has been sentenced to 8 years and 9 months in prison on charges of “membership of a terrorist organisation.”

Jean-Paul Marthoz: Commercial interference in the European media

alt informationJean-Paul Marthoz explores how commercial interference can impact journalism in Europe.

Lawyers: Daphne Caruana Galizia murder investigation in flagrant breach of ECHR requirements

alt informationDoughty Street Chambers has surfaced concerns about the investigation being carried out into the death of Daphne Caruana Galizia, a journalist, writer and anti-corruption activist murdered on 16 October

Annual appeal: “Our mission will continue and we will persist”

alt informationDon’t let the bullies win - help us champion the people who are fighting back. People like Freedom of Expression Awards fellows Turkey Blocks.

Academic freedom under assault in Turkey’s courts

alt informationOver 1,100 academics are facing trial in the wake of the failed July 2016 coup in Turkey.

Coalition calls on EU to address freedom of expression in Turkey

alt informationIndex on Censorship has joined a group of international organisations to call on the EU to take action on Turkey's freedom of expression record.