Category : Monitoring and Advocating Coverage

Organisations call on Russia to end targeting of journalists covering Moscow protests

alt informationA coalition of eight media freedom and journalists’ organisations are calling on Russian authorities to immediately stop the harassment of journalists who have been covering the recent protests in Moscow.

Trolls and insults: Azerbaijan’s exiled media increasingly under fire

alt informationAfter the total capture of the media environment inside the country, the government of Ilham Aliyev has turned its attention to silencing critics in exile.

Russia: As space for independent media shrinks, journalists find themselves under increasing threats of physical violence

alt informationThis report looks at 175 incidents that Index on Censorship’s Monitoring and Advocating for Media Freedom project classified as threats, limitations or violations of press freedom in Russia between 1 February 2019 and 30 April 2019.

Turkish journalists facing unprecedented surge of physical assaults

alt informationIn Turkey, the government uses national security and terror legislation to censor journalists. Arrests, detentions and trials of media workers are frequent.

In Ukraine, violence is the tool of choice against journalists

alt informationThis report looks at physical assaults that Index on Censorship’s Monitoring and Advocating for Media Freedom project classified as threats, limitations or violations of press freedom in Ukraine between 1 February 2019 and 30 June 2019.

Project Exile: Wife of kidnapped Azerbaijani journalist puts her career on hold to campaign for her husband’s release

alt informationLeyla Mustafayeva is an Azerbaijani journalist and the wife of investigative journalist Afgan Mukhtarli, who was kidnapped in Georgia in May 2017 and later imprisoned in Azerbaijan

Russia: Ivan Golunov’s case shows the power of publicly and resolutely denouncing despotism

alt informationUsing trumped-up drug charges to silence critics is nothing new for Russian authorities

Turkey, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, and Russia among Europe’s most flagrant offenders of media freedom in 2018

alt informationIn 2018, 17 alerts were submitted to the Council of Europe’s Platform to promote the protection of journalism and safety of journalists relating to impunity for murders of journalists.

State security v freedom of the press: Protecting sources does not mean journalists are pro-terrorism

alt informationIn discussing the scope of the recent Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Act 2019, international human rights lawyer Alex Bailin QC called the powers created by the new legislation “breathtakingly broad.”

Blogger and human rights defender Ismail Nalgiev extra-judicially deported from Belarus

alt informationOn 8 May 2019 the Belarussian authorities ordered the extra-judicial deportation of Russian blogger Ismail Nalgiev after his arrest in Minsk Airport. Nalgiev was preparing to travel to Prague, but was detained by border guards at the airport and told that he was on the Russian Federation’s wanted list