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.

Survey: How free is our press?

alt informationAre you a working journalist? Do you want to see better protections and freedoms for reporters?

Jean-Paul Marthoz: Fake news and the new kingdom of lies

alt informationWhy tackling fake news must not lead to censorship, argues veteran journalist Jean-Paul Marthoz

Lawyers: Daphne Caruana Galizia murder investigation in flagrant breach of ECHR requirements

alt informationDoughty Street Chambers has surfaced concerns about the investigation being carried out into the death of Daphne Caruana Galizia, a journalist, writer and anti-corruption activist murdered on 16 October

Montenegro: When investigative journalism ends up behind bars

alt informationIn Montenegro - NATO member country and EU candidate - attacks against the press are numerous and a journalist may be imprisoned for his investigative work.

Italian journalist Lorenzo Tondo tells Index: “I have a duty to defend my rights”

alt information“They breached my rights,” Tondo said. “I abide by professional confidentiality and I need to defend my sources.”

Malta: Index speaks with RTK about murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia

alt informationHannah Machlin, spoke with RTK, a Catholic radio station in Malta, about Caruana Galizia's murder

Ekaterina Sergatskova: It’s a hard time for journalism in Ukraine

alt informationRussian and Ukrainian investigative journalist Ekaterina Sergatskova met with Index to discuss her experiences reporting on the conflicts in Iraq and Ukraine

David Kaye: The other travel ban

alt informationGovernments are imposing travel bans to deny the spread of information about the state of repression and corruption in their home countries.

Turkey: Six journalists remain in prison while lawyers expelled from court

alt informationTurkish journalists Ahmet Altan and Mehmet Altan’s defence attorneys were forced to leave the courtroom as their clients stood trial accused of taking part in Turkey’s failed 2016 coup

Groups hold London vigil for murdered journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia

alt informationFree expression advocates marked the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists by honouring the courage of Daphne Caruana Galizia.