Category : News and features

Belarus: the free press continues despite attacks

alt informationThe chair of the Belarusian Association of Journalists says reporting is harder than ever because of government crackdowns and war in neighbouring Ukraine

Awards nominees “celebrate those on the front line in the fight to protect freedom of expression around the world”

alt informationIndex on Censorship announces shortlist for 2022 Freedom of Expression Awards

Index on Censorship and Reporters Without Borders welcome High Court’s decision in Realtid case

alt informationSwedish business publication and its journalists still face SLAPP cases over articles about Eco Energy World and its founder

Index raises concerns over exclusion of journalists from UK Home Secretary’s Rwanda visit

alt informationAlert filed with Council of Europe over key media being unable to hold Priti Patel to account as she announces migrant plan

Syria passes draconian cybercrime laws

alt informationCountry is latest to criminalise vaguely defined fake news to target human rights activists and journalists

Online Safety Bill will “significantly curtail freedom of expression”

alt informationGavin Millar QC has produced the first analysis of the implications of the Bill for the British media and journalism, the courts and the UK’s digital economy

Attacks on journalists covering protests increase says new report

alt informationThe latest annual report from the Council of Europe safety of journalists platform makes for worrying reading on media freedom

Elon Musk’s acquisition of Twitter – good for free speech?

alt informationThe tech entrepreneur has made it clear that free speech is at the forefront of his decision to buy the social media platform. We explore just what this means

Apple’s Chinese and Russian takedowns come under scrutiny

alt informationA new report by GreatFire and whistleblower Ashley Gjovik reveals the tech giant complies with far more requests from the two governments than elsewhere

Shanghai lockdown shows how far Xi will go to control population

alt informationCriticism of China's Covid-Zero policy is being censored online

Dissidents, spies and the lies that came in from the cold

alt informationIndex on Censorship started at the front line of an ideological war