Important year for freedom of expression coverage is being recognised in this BSME award, says Jolley.
Index on Censorship’s youth board explores unpunished crimes against journalists
To mark the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists, members of Index on Censorship’s youth board prepared a video statement outlining a particular case of impunity
Belarus: Equal media access denied to opposition candidates during election
On 11 September, the people of Belarus elected the lower house of parliament, the House of Representatives. Speaking about the media environment surrounding the elections
Bahrain: Trial of Nabeel Rajab postponed until 15 December
The trial of prominent Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab – president of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights – has been postponed for a fourth consecutive time
New documentary looks at the only cartoonist to be jailed for obscenity in the USA
For the good of society, American cartoonist Mike Diana was jailed without bail in 1994. So ruled a jury at the Pinellas County court in Florida, taking just 90 minutes to find him guilty
Russia’s recent election was awash with media violations
Russia’s recent elections have been described as “the dullest in recent memory”. But as Index on Censorship’s Mapping Media Freedom project shows there was no shortage of media violations
Andriy Klyvynyuk voices support for Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia
Ukrainian rock musician and activist Andriy Klyvynyuk spoke to Index on Censorship of his support for Oleg Sentsov and the other Ukrainian political prisoners held by Russia.
Manick Govinda: Defending the free expression of creepy clowns
I remember the happy clowns of my childhood when the family would sit in front of the TV during the festive holidays to delight at the magnificent
Ken Saro-Wiwa Junior dies, age 47
Nigerian writer Ken Saro-Wiwa Junior has died in London, aged 47, following a stroke. The writer and presidential adviser had recently written for Index on Censorship
Turkey: State of emergency provisions violate human rights and should be revoked
We, the undersigned organisations, recognise that the Turkish government has the right and responsibility to investigate the violent events of the July 2016 coup attempt and to bring all those responsible to justice.
Alex Krasodomski-Jones: Where have all the good trolls gone?
At it’s best, trolling is a form of satire. But those who reduce it to nasty and humourless online threats don’t deserve the title.
Joint letter to the Sultan of Oman on human rights and press freedom
We, the undersigned organisations, write to you regarding the systematic targeting of journalists, human rights defenders and online activists by the Internal Security Service (ISS) in Oman.