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.

Leveson: Who’s in? Who’s out?

Padraig Reidy: Leveson: Who's in? Who's Out?

Index on Censorship: Leveson, the Royal Charter and press regulation

alt informationIndex on Censorship views press freedom as one core part of the fundamental right to freedom of expression. Read Index's position on the Royal Charter for press regulation

Leveson fiasco: costs and other questions

Leveson fiasco: costs and other questions

Leveson fiasco: costs and other questions

The proposed powers of a new regulator seem unworkable, says Padraig Reidy

Index responds to Leveson Royal Charter

"Two-thirds block on any changes to the royal charter could be abused in the future...today’s emerging consensus shows that the parties can come together in both houses to agree on press regulation."

Leveson debate must be brought back from brink

Basic principles are at stake as confusion reigns ahead of Monday's vote, says Index chief executive Kirsty Hughes

Index responds to collapse of Leveson press reform talks

Index CEO Kirsty Hughes responds to the breakdown of cross-party press regulation talks

Index on Censorship’s response to the Leveson report

alt informationThe Leveson Report will become a benchmark for press regulation in modern democracies. Index has urged a serious, considered debate about Lord Justice Leveson’s recommendations rather than their full adoption. The free speech organisation opposes the statutory underpinning of press regulation as proposed by Lord Justice Leveson.

Leveson: The way ahead for a free press in the UK

A tough but voluntary regulator is the best way to ensure a free press and a fair society, Index says in a new policy note Plus: Why Leveson's recommendations are more worrying than you think

Leveson: The way ahead for a free press in the UK

The Leveson debate has been polarised and cast simply as a battle between those who “accept” the judge’s recommendations and those who “reject” them.

Index: Leveson goes too far

Kirsty Hughes outlines Index's issues with the press inquiry's recommendations Press release: Index on Censorship’s response to the Leveson report

Leveson inquiry: Politicians must give weight to free speech

The judge's part is done, now its up to the press and parliament. Can the press convince politicians they are capable of reform? Or will the government decide it needs powers to control the press?