Category : News and features

Turkish writers need to “hold people in power” to account

alt informationTurkish author and journalist Kaya Genç answers questions from the Index youth advisory board about watching his colleagues being silenced and how writers can challenge authority

States’ use of surveillance to fight pandemic must respect human rights

alt informationIndex on Censorship and 106 other organisations are urging governments to respect human rights as they attempt to tackle the coronavirus pandemic through digital surveillance technologies

How coronavirus is affecting free speech in Europe

alt informationAs coronavirus spreads throughout Europe we are seeing several common tactics to undermine our free expression

We must make sure UK coronavirus legislation is only temporary

alt informationAs the UK passes emergency legislation that hugely restricts people's freedoms, we need to check it is reasonable and transient

Why media freedom is so important during the coronavirus crisis

alt informationIndex have created a map to track media violations around the world amid worrying news that many leaders are using the coronavirus crisis to silence journalists. It's a crucial tool at this critical time

Index and JFJ launch global initiative to monitor attacks on the media during coronavirus

alt informationIndex on Censorship and Justice for Journalists Foundation (JFJ) have announced a joint global initiative to track attacks and violations against the media, specific to the current coronavirus-related crisis

Silencing the Spanish media

alt informationPoor job prospects and a deeply divided society are stopping Spanish journalists covering certain subjects, reports Silvia Nortes

Disease control?

alt informationMapping attacks on media freedom during the coronavirus crisis

2020 awards shortlist: Digital activism nominees announced

alt informationThree organisations from Egypt, Palestine and Canada are shortlisted in this Freedom of Expression awards category

This Week at Index: 2018 Arts Fellow detained and Woody Allen U-turn

alt informationA reading list from the Index archives plus our Slapps survey and 2020 Arts Fellow crowdfunder

Freedom of expression in India from The Emergency to the present, a reading list

alt informationA reading list of articles from the Index archives covering press freedom, shows of patriotism and online trolling

Index deputy editor on the decision by Hachette to drop Woody Allen memoir (TalkRadio)

alt informationIndex on Censorship's Jemimah Steinfeld talks to TalkRadio's Matthew Wright about Woody Allen's controversial autobiography