Category : News and features

“A joker, a poet and an idealist”

alt informationBelarusian journalist and poet Sabina Brilo (below) on her friend Andrei Aliaksandrau who goes on trial today

Egypt: Activist Abdelrahman ‘Moka’ Tarek is free

alt informationHuman rights groups who have been campaigning for several years for the release of the blogger and human rights defender can finally celebrate

Belarus: An open letter from Andrei Aliaksandrau on his day in court

alt informationOur former colleague writes to his supporters as his trial on charges of treason opens in Belarus

China’s fifth most wanted democracy advocate looks back at Tiananmen

alt informationZhou Fengsuo was a student at the time of the Tiananmen Square protests. He tells Jemimah Steinfeld how peaceful times turned to horror

Iran enters the multiverse of madness

alt informationThe Iranian government is holding propaganda events while attempting to silence protests against corruption following a building collapse in Abadan

Chad: Return to democracy still seems a distant prospect

alt informationA reconciliation dialogue promised after the death last April of the central African country's president is in turmoil

500 days lost in a Belarusian prison

alt informationOur former colleague Andrei Aliaksandrau reaches another bitter milestone as a political prisoner in Belarus

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