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.

The Leveson Inquiry: The danger of power

With power comes responsibility, warns Martin Moore of the Hacked Off campaign 

The Leveson Inquiry: Do we need a free press?

The UK has a press-controlled state rather than a state-controlled press. Phone hacking lawyer Mark Lewis reports on lessons from Leveson

The Leveson Inquiry: striking a balance to protect public interest

To improve the culture, practice and ethics of the press, we must protect and promote the best of journalism. Alan Rusbridger makes the case for a new settlement

The Leveson Inquiry: Where will this all end?

Tougher legislation will lead to judges becoming censors, says political blogger Guido Fawkes

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

The report of the Leveson Inquiry this autumn is likely to represent a watershed moment for the press and for press freedom in the UK. Its findings and its recommendations on a new system of press regulation, if taken up by the government, will have a major impact on journalism and free expression in Britain […]

Leveson: what have we learned, and where to next?

As the theatrics of the Leveson Inquiry draw to a close, Marta Cooper looks back on the hundreds of hours of evidence in court 73

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