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Dunja Mijatović: The fight against terror should not be a fight against basic human rights

Dunja Mijatović: The fight against terror should not be a fight against basic human rights

We know Europeans want something to be terrorism. Living in a perpetual state of fear is not the natural consequence of living in 21st century liberal democracies. But neither is living in a police state.

International organisations condemn crackdown on freedom of expression in Turkey

International organisations condemn crackdown on freedom of expression in Turkey

An international delegation of civil society organisations visited Istanbul to demonstrate solidarity with writers, journalists and media outlets in Turkey.

12 Sept: Turkey beyond the headlines

12 Sept: Turkey beyond the headlines

What can be made of recent events in Turkey where a coup attempt was stopped by people on the streets? Asia House is pleased to welcome acclaimed writer Kaya Genç

4 Oct: Balancing security, democracy and civil liberties in an age of terrorism

4 Oct: Balancing security, democracy and civil liberties in an age of terrorism

Striking the right balance between strengthening national security measures and safeguarding civil liberties is a challenge faced by any attempt to counter terrorism.

Kaya Genç: “This is your future … if your generation does not fight for it, it will be a disastrous one”

Kaya Genç: “This is your future … if your generation does not fight for it, it will be a disastrous one”

In his new book, Under the Shadow: Rage and Revolution in Modern Turkey, Index on Censorship magazine contributing editor Kaya Genç explores the country’s struggles through the eyes of Gezi Park protesters, pro-government conservatives, artists, censored journalists and more.

Mapping Media Freedom: In review 19 August-1 September

Mapping Media Freedom: In review 19 August-1 September

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

Groups urge Bahrain to release prominent human rights defender

Groups urge Bahrain to release prominent human rights defender

Index on Censorship joins international call for release of Nabeel Rajab

Turkey: Charges must be dropped in high-profile trial of journalists following failed coup

Turkey: Charges must be dropped in high-profile trial of journalists following failed coup

Index on Censorship joins international NGOs to call on Turkey to drop charges against five journalists.

Turkey: Losing the rule of law

Turkey: Losing the rule of law

“When I understood that I was to be detained by a directive given from the top, my fear vanished,” novelist and journalist Aslı Erdoğan told the daily Cumhuriyet

Conflict with Russia prompts media restrictions in Ukraine

Conflict with Russia prompts media restrictions in Ukraine

The armed conflict between the Russian Federation and Ukraine, the occupation of Crimea and Russian support for separatists in Donbas have lead to a large-scale media war, Mapping Media Freedom correspondent Tetiana Pechonchyk writes.

Russia’s media environment difficult for journalists

The conflict over Crimea and the fighting in eastern Ukraine has resulted in a media war, which has left both Russian and Ukrainian journalists struggling to report accurately on the situation.

Ece Temelkuran: Turkey’s drive to make theatre “suitable”

Ece Temelkuran: Turkey’s drive to make theatre “suitable”

Journalist and author Ece Temelkuran discusses the role of the Turkish ministry of culture in censoring theatre productions.