Category : News and features

Letter to Rt Hon Dominic Raab on Andrei Aliaksandrau

alt informationRt. Hon. Dominic Raab MP First Secretary of State and Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs Dear Foreign Secretary,  Earlier this week, one of Index on Censorship’s friends and former colleague, journalist Andrei Aliaksandrau, was arrested in Minsk along with his partner, Irina Zlobina. We are extremely alarmed at the news of […]

Letter to the ambassador of Belarus on Andrei Aliaksandrau

alt informationDear HE Ambassador Yermalovich, Index on Censorship expresses our alarm at the arrest in Belarus of our friend and former colleague, journalist Andrei Aliaksandrau. As you will be aware Aliaksandrau was arrested along with his partner, Irina Zlobina, in Minsk on Wednesday 13 January 2021. We understand that they are both being held incommunicado in […]

The desperate situation for six people who are #JailedNotForgotten

alt informationWe revisit the six activists and journalists currently in jail and call for your messages of support

Index calls for the release of Andrei Aliaksandrau

alt informationFormer Index writer has been arrested and forced to give a confession for his part in protests

The Biden presidency: what can we expect for free speech?

alt informationWe look at Joe Biden's record sheet on free speech to see if we can find clues about his future presidency

Two countries, one system: why we must drop the pretence

alt informationThe arrest of more than 50 people involved in last year's pro-democracy primaries means no-one in Hong Kong is safe, write Mark Frary and Benjamin Lynch

Major public protest in Cuba might be turning point for free expression

alt informationIn an extraordinary move, Cuban intellectuals and artists are airing their grievances publicly and collectively. Will it make a difference to freedoms in the country?

Ruhollah Zam: 27 July 1978 – 12 December 2020

alt informationThe founder of the Amadnews channel, a critic of the Iranian government, has been executed for 'spreading corruption on Earth'

UK online harms proposals could gravely impact free speech

alt informationIndex has significant concerns about the UK government’s proposals for online harms and their unintended consequences on free speech

Assange hearing outcome could set an “alarming precedent” for free speech

alt informationThe UK Assange hearing – which will decide whether there are grounds for Assange to stand trial in the USA – should reach a conclusion on 4 January. The verdict will have major ramifications for free speech and media freedom. We speak to Assange's partner about it

Slapp lawsuit against Swedish magazine Realtid filed in London

alt informationIndex and other press freedom organisations call for an end to litigation designed to silence valuable and necessary investigative journalism