Category : Media Freedom
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.
Media freedom in Honduras: “The noose is tightening”
“The noose is tightening around the Honduran people more than ever,” says Dana Frank, professor at UC Santa Cruz, specialising in human rights and US policy in post-coup Honduras, adding that with this comes increased repression of the media.
The Commonwealth: Where being a journalist can kill you
The record of Commonwealth countries concerning the rising number of killings of journalists -- whose work holds a mirror up to the societies they live in – points to a dismal failure by the authorities in some member states.
Confronting SLAPP suits: Don’t let them silence you
As part of our work on media freedom, Index on Censorship is launching a campaign to raise awareness among journalists and activists about the increasing use of legal threats as a means of silencing critics and investigative reporting.