Country regularly performs badly on rankings for media freedom
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A 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.
After 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
This 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.
In Turkey, the government uses national security and terror legislation to censor journalists. Arrests, detentions and trials of media workers are frequent.
This 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.
What impact will Erdogan’s defeat in the Istanbul elections have on freedom of expression in Turkey?
Is there a glimmer of hope for Turkey’s journalists?
Project Exile: Wife of kidnapped Azerbaijani journalist puts her career on hold to campaign for her husband’s release
Leyla 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
Using 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
In 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.