Category : Mapping Media Freedom

Mapping Media Freedom identifies threats, violations and limitations faced by members of the press throughout European Union member states, candidates for entry and neighbouring countries.

Mapping Media Freedom – a major Index on Censorship project and a joint undertaking with the European Federation of Journalists and Reporters Without Borders, partially funded by the European Commission – covers 42 countries, including all EU member states, plus Bosnia, Iceland, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Norway, Serbia, Turkey, Albania along with Ukraine, Belarus and Russia in (added in April 2015), and Azerbaijan (added in February 2016). The platform was launched in May 2014 and has recorded over 3,000 incidents threatening media freedom.

Violations, censorship and needs of threatened journalists in Europe

Journalists and media workers are confronting relentless pressure simply for doing their job. Mapping Media Freedom identifies threats, violations and limitations faced by members of the press throughout European Union member states, candidates for entry and neighbouring countries. Learn more.

For the sake of the public’s right to know, journalists must be granted access

alt informationFrom the beginning of 2017 until April 2017, 143 reports of blocked access, in which journalists were expelled from a location or prevented from speaking to a source, were submitted MMF

Are Serbia’s tax inspections being used as a tool to curb the press?

alt information“It’s difficult for me to believe that the motives behind so many frequent and intense inspections are anything but political”

What does it take for a journalist to enter Crimea?

alt informationThere’s currently no good way for journalists to travel to Crimea. Rather, it’s a balancing act where one has to choose the least worst solution

British MP condemns chilling libel cases faced by Daphne Caruana Galizia’s family

alt informationMaltese libel laws are having an incredibly chilling effect on journalism and free speech, said British MP Tom Brake at a parliamentary meeting.

Calls for justice mark six months since Daphne Caruana Galizia’s murder

alt informationAttendees of the London vigil demand an end to impunity and a proper investigation into the Maltese journalist’s death

#IndexAwards2018: Novosti weekly stands up for journalism

alt informationNovosti weekly is a Serbian-language magazine in Croatia that is run by journalists who are both Serbs and Croats and are some of the most highly esteemed reporters in the country.

In Portugal’s media crisis, photojournalists often pull the shortest straw

alt information“Green receipts” are a way for independent or freelance workers in Portugal to charge companies for their services on an occasional basis, but the system is often abused

Austria: Government’s altering of media landscape raises concern

alt informationAustria’s new populist government wants to shift the media landscape of the country

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

Three months on: Murdered Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia

alt informationYesterday marked three months since the murder of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. Outside the Maltese embassy in London, Index on Censorship stood with others to call on the Maltese government ensure justice is served