Category : News and features

#IndexAwards2018: Silvanos Mudzvova’s performances protest Zimbabwe regime

alt informationThe Zimbabwean performance artist has been abducted, beaten, and arrested, but has also been internationally recognised for his creative protests.

Sergey Smirnov: By banning Russian propaganda, the UK will help Putin in his campaign against press freedom

alt informationWhy banning Russia Today will have consequences for press freedom in Russia.

#IndexAwards 2018: Jamal Ali’s music fights oppression in Azerbaijan

alt informationJamal Ali is a young Azerbaijani rapper living in exile in Berlin who - with one song - challenged the authoritarian regime.

No one should have to live like this simply for being a journalist

alt informationThree former winners of the Freedom of Expression Journalism Award have written a letter in support of Index on Censorship's media freedom month, which aims to raise £15,000 to support its work on media freedom over the next six months.

Kurdish women journalists pioneering a new way of reporting

alt informationKurdish women at Turkey’s only feminist news website, Jin News, and elsewhere are taking a new approach to journalism. This being Turkey, they haven’t escaped pressure: Many have been detained, put on trial or threatened.

Meet the amazing women fighting censorship

alt informationOn International Women’s Day, we celebrate and honour the amazing women on our awards shortlist.

İshak Karakaş: Imprisoned for tweeting about Turkey’s Afrin operation

alt informationAccording to the Turkish interior ministry, as of 27 February, 845 people had been detained by police for criticising the Afrin operation

Don’t let media freedom die – we need it more than ever

alt informationIndex on Censorship has launched a campaign to raise £15,000 to help us document growing threats to media freedom.

The amazing banned memes from China

alt informationChina is having a meme moment and it’s driving the censors mad

Turkey’s journalists have sacrificed their freedom in the pursuit of truth

alt informationRecent developments in Turkey, once seen as a role model of the Muslim world, have shown that concepts such as the rule of law and right to free speech are no longer welcome by the Erdogan government

Media freedom in Honduras: Index speaks with Dina Meza

alt informationSince 1992 Honduran journalist Dina Meza has been investigating corruption and violations of free speech throughout South America, including the murder of journalists in Honduras