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.

Freedom of the Press, Governance and Press Standards: Key Challenges for the Leveson Inquiry

Freedom of the Press, Governance and Press Standards: Key Challenges for the Leveson Inquiry

Leveson, politics and the press

The Leveson Inquiry must put press freedom first, says Kirsty Hughes PLUS: Read our policy note on the challenges facing Leveson here

Lord Justice Leveson’s big internet problem

The inquiry into UK press standards does not seem to understand how to deal with the web, says Marta Cooper

Index asks for more transparency about government’s core participant status in Leveson Inquiry

Index is one of four public benefit organisations which have today made an urgent application to the Leveson Inquiry regarding Government ministers' new status as 'core participants' in the Inquiry

Leveson Inquiry: The story so far

Marta Cooper looks at what we've learned from the UK's investigation into the press

Louis Blom-Cooper: Leveson Inquiry “a golden opportunity”

As British journalism faces the most significant media public inquiry in a generation, Julian Petley talks to former Press Council chief Louis Blom-Cooper

Index on Censorship at the Leveson Inquiry

Index on Censorship chief executive John Kampfner addressed the Levesen Inquiry into culture, practices and ethics of the press yesterday, covering free speech, journalistic standards, and journalism regulation

Press regulation: Be careful what you wish for

As media standards and sanction are discussed at the Liberal Democrat party conference, John Kampfner warns that distaste at "hackgate" should not be used as an excuse to tame the feral beasts of the free press