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.

Roman Protasevich is a dissident and an activist, but above all a journalist

alt informationBelarus regime staged hijack to silence their most prominent critic

Urgent action is needed to defend our media

alt informationAs the 2021 Council of Europe Platform report is published, Index on Censorship and its partners call for the urgent implementation of the report’s recommendations

Russia: Index expresses concern over the arrest of Doxa journalists

alt informationStudent journalism is a building block of media freedom, says Index CEO

What price press freedom in Northern Ireland?

alt informationJournalists continue to be threatened as tensions escalate in the province

The harassment of international journalists in China is becoming normalised

alt informationIndex stands in support of the BBC's China correspondent John Sudworth who has fled to Taiwan with his family

Twenty-four organisations express solidarity with the Swedish media outlet Realtid

alt informationIndex among those bodies supporting journalists ahead of the first hearing in their UK defamation case

Index welcomes the launch of the National Action Plan to protect journalists

alt informationThe plan has been developed with the National Committee, of which Index is a member

Film awards season: Journalism and activism in the spotlight

alt informationMovies on social justice and investigative journalism dominate the nominations for major awards at the Oscars, the Golden Globes and the Baftas this year

Lebanon’s journalists face Hezbollah threat

alt informationThe murder of publisher and activist Lokman Slim is a stark warning to media in the country

Index condemns the removal of Radio Television Hong Kong’s director of broadcasting

alt informationVeteran journalist Leung Ka-wing has been replaced by a civil servant six months before his contract was due to expire

Behind Belarus’ shocking statistics are real people

alt informationThere are 187 political prisoners in Belarus. Each of them is a real person, with a family and a life