Category : Middle East and North Africa

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'

Let them know they are not forgotten

alt informationJoin us in sending messages of support to six human rights activists and journalists around the world who are #JailedNotForgotten

“His only crime is to believe that Egyptians deserve the most basic of human rights”

alt informationKarim Ennarah, EIPR's criminal justice unit director, is facing fabricated charges of joining a terrorist group and spreading fake news

Why the arrest of Egypt’s Gasser Abed El Razek is so troubling

alt informationThe arrest of the executive director of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights and two staff is a shameful attack on human rights

#FreeNazanin: Charity worker faces new charges on Monday

alt informationMP Tulip Siddiq expresses her support by reciting a poem written for Index by Zaghari-Ratcliffe from her cell

One year after murder of Khashoggi, NGOs renew call for justice

alt informationOne year after the death of Jamal Khashoggi, Index and other organisations call for the opening of a thorough, independent and effective criminal investigation into the murder of the journalist