Category : Media Freedom

Mapping Media Freedom identifies threats, violations and limitations faced by members of the press throughout European Union member states, candidates for entry and neighbouring countries.

Media freedom is under threat worldwide. Journalists are threatened, jailed and even killed simply for doing their job.

Index on Censorship documents threats to media freedom in Europe via a unique monitoring project and campaigns against laws that stifle journalists’ work. We also publish an award-winning magazine featuring work by and about censored journalists. Learn more.

Belarus: the free press continues despite attacks

alt informationThe chair of the Belarusian Association of Journalists says reporting is harder than ever because of government crackdowns and war in neighbouring Ukraine

Another deadly year for journalists

alt informationPalestinian reporter Shireen Abu Akleh becomes the 17th journalist to be killed while doing her job this year

Index raises concerns over exclusion of journalists from UK Home Secretary’s Rwanda visit

alt informationAlert filed with Council of Europe over key media being unable to hold Priti Patel to account as she announces migrant plan

Attacks on journalists covering protests increase says new report

alt informationThe latest annual report from the Council of Europe safety of journalists platform makes for worrying reading on media freedom

Greece: Concern over criminal charges against investigative reporters

alt informationSeven organisations including Index are closely monitoring the cases of two journalists who reported on a major financial scandal

Women journalists caught in middle of Afghanistan’s nightmare

alt informationMany journalists – women in particular – have fled the Taliban or are in hiding from the brutal regime

Daphne Caruana Galizia: Four years on from her murder, Malta must be held to account

alt informationIndex joins the Maltese community, Reporters without Borders, PEN International and others to mark grim anniversary

Index condemns lawsuits brought by ENRC against Tom Burgis

alt informationWe join with 14 other organisations to condemn legal action against the journalist, the Financial Times and HarperCollins in London

Obituary: Peter R de Vries ‘a tireless and courageous fighter for justice’

alt informationThe veteran Dutch crime reporter has died from injuries sustained in a shooting last week