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.

Lebanon’s journalists face Hezbollah threat

alt informationThe murder of publisher and activist Lokman Slim is a stark warning to media in the country

Index condemns the removal of Radio Television Hong Kong’s director of broadcasting

alt informationVeteran journalist Leung Ka-wing has been replaced by a civil servant six months before his contract was due to expire

Behind Belarus’ shocking statistics are real people

alt informationThere are 187 political prisoners in Belarus. Each of them is a real person, with a family and a life

Letter to Rt Hon Dominic Raab on Andrei Aliaksandrau

alt informationRt. Hon. Dominic Raab MP First Secretary of State and Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs Dear Foreign Secretary,  Earlier this week, one of Index on Censorship’s friends and former colleague, journalist Andrei Aliaksandrau, was detained in Minsk along with his partner, Irina Zlobina. We are extremely alarmed at the news of […]

Letter to the ambassador of Belarus on Andrei Aliaksandrau

alt informationDear HE Ambassador Yermalovich, Index on Censorship expresses our alarm at the detention in Belarus of our friend and former colleague, journalist Andrei Aliaksandrau. As you will be aware Aliaksandrau was detained along with his partner, Irina Zlobina, in Minsk on Tuesday 12 January 2021. We understand that they are both being held incommunicado in […]

Why Index has held its first ever social media blackout

alt informationDespite atrocities against activists increasing globally, we have highlighted the execution by the Iranian government of journalist Ruhollah Zam

Ruhollah Zam: 27 July 1978 – 12 December 2020

alt informationThe founder of the Amadnews channel, a critic of the Iranian government, has been executed for 'spreading corruption on Earth'

Slapp lawsuit against Swedish magazine Realtid filed in London

alt informationIndex and other press freedom organisations call for an end to litigation designed to silence valuable and necessary investigative journalism

Let them know they are not forgotten

alt informationJoin us in sending messages of support to six human rights activists and journalists around the world who are #JailedNotForgotten

Index launches report looking at the real-world effects of Slapps on journalists

alt informationAs 60 organisations come together to ask the EU to develop legislation to stop vexatious lawsuits, we publish journalists' accounts of being slapped with legal action

Disease control?

alt informationMapping attacks on media freedom during the coronavirus crisis

Project Exile: Turkish journalist still fearful in Germany

alt informationTurkish journalist Zübeyde Sari began her career in 2009. By 2018, following President Erdogan's crack down on the media, she was forced to flee.