Category : Middle East and North Africa

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

Remembering Jo Cox five years on

alt informationWhy we need to heed the words from the maiden speech of the murdered MP more than ever

Letter from Palestine: “I am either dead or I am muted”

alt informationThe Palestinian author Abbad Yahya says he is unable to freely express his thoughts

“I’m not a fan of Alexei Sayle but he has a right to hold his views”

alt informationOur CEO Ruth Smeeth fundamentally disagrees with the efforts of British parliamentarian, Matthew Offord, to stop the broadcast of an episode of Desert Island Discs featuring the comedian

Stop holding Jews collectively responsible for the actions of Israel

alt informationClaims of a Zionist conspiracy are not protected speech but a racist attack on all Jews, writes former Index editor

Destruction of media building in the Gaza Strip “unacceptable”

alt informationIndex expresses concern over bombing by Israeli military

Film awards season: Journalism and activism in the spotlight

alt informationMovies on social justice and investigative journalism dominate the nominations for major awards at the Oscars, the Golden Globes and the Baftas this year

Lebanon’s journalists face Hezbollah threat

alt informationThe murder of publisher and activist Lokman Slim is a stark warning to media in the country

Loujain al-Hathloul’s release gives everyone hope

alt informationThe women's rights activist has been released after 1,001 days in a Saudi jail but the struggle continues

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

Why Index has held its first ever social media blackout

alt informationDespite atrocities against activists increasing globally, we have highlighted the execution by the Iranian government of journalist Ruhollah Zam

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'