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.

Data Protection Bill must protect press freedom, free speech groups say

alt informationPress freedom groups have urged the parliamentary committee considering a proposed new UK data protection law to drop amendments that would force news publishers to sign up to a state-backed regulator or face potentially crippling costs.

Don’t let media freedom die – we need it more than ever

alt informationIndex on Censorship has launched a campaign to raise £15,000 to help us document growing threats to media freedom.

Turkey’s journalists have sacrificed their freedom in the pursuit of truth

alt informationRecent developments in Turkey, once seen as a role model of the Muslim world, have shown that concepts such as the rule of law and right to free speech are no longer welcome by the Erdogan government

After cartel kidnapping, Mexican journalist fled to U.S.

alt informationThe men from the Sinaloa cartel had made a mistake, and now they were looking to use it to their advantage.

Turkey reporter stayed one step ahead of crackdown

alt informationAbdullah Bozkurt, the Ankara bureau chief for Today’s Zaman was forced into exile after the failed July 2016 coup in Turkey.

After colleague’s death, Russian reporter fears return to homeland

alt informationKseniya Kirillova thought her stay in the U.S. would be only temporary.

Tortured in Cameroon, reporter found asylum in Scotland

alt informationCharles Atangana knows as well as anyone the challenges of being a journalist in Cameroon.

Sri Lankan editor fled after attempt on life

alt informationWhen former editor Upali Tennakoon speculates about what led to the attempt on his life in 2009, two incidents jump to mind.

Corruption report sends Maldives journalist into flight

alt informationFor many tourists, the Maldives is a resort destinationin the Indian Ocean. But for journalist Zaheena Rasheed, this small island nation is home. At least, it was.

Argentine journalist fled after prosecutor’s death

alt information"I was sure they were going to kill me, taking into account what happened to Nisman."