Category : News and features

Right for US students to speak freely off campus upheld

alt informationMahanoy Area High School student Brandi Levy wins Supreme Court case after a profanity-laced post on Snapchat at a local convenience store

The world must look beyond Cuba’s carefully manufactured PR image

alt informationIt is important that Western human rights organisations do not allow the distorted image of Cuba as a tropical socialist outpost to muddy their thinking

Obituary: Peter R de Vries ‘a tireless and courageous fighter for justice’

alt informationThe veteran Dutch crime reporter has died from injuries sustained in a shooting last week

Joint call condemning the Belarusian regime’s raids on journalists and human rights activists

alt informationIndex joins with 11 other organisations to demand the release of those detained

Afghanistan: Journalists in the firing line

alt informationAs Western forces leave the country, the free press faces a uncertain future under the Taliban

Attempted murder of Dutch crime reporter Peter R de Vries “a slippery slope of violence”

alt informationThe crime reporter was shot earlier this week and is the latest incident in increasing attacks on the media in the Netherlands

UK whistleblower Jonathan Taylor finally freed from extradition torment almost one year on

alt informationFormer in-house lawyer for oil firm SBM Offshore now allowed to return home

Belarus: Human rights organisations urge the UN Human Rights Council to maintain calls for the immediate and unconditional release of Andrei Aliaksandrau

alt informationCall comes as Council receives the report of the UN special rapporteur on the situation regarding human rights in the country

Index on Censorship announces shortlist for 2021 Freedom of Expression Awards

alt informationImprisoned Egyptian human rights campaigner, Russian feminist performance artist, and persecuted Djiboutian journalists among the shortlisted candidates

Myanmar keeps it poets locked up despite prisoner release

alt informationMaung Yu Py, a well known name in Burmese poetry circles, remains in Myeik prison despite the release of 2,300 anti-coup protestors