Category : BBC

Mapping Media Freedom: Week in focus

Each week, Index on Censorship’s Mapping Media Freedom project verifies threats, violations and limitations faced by the media throughout the European

BBC appointments process must be clear and transparent

In restructuring the governance structure of the British Broadcasting Corporation, it is vital that the government ensures the corporation's independence and role as a public broadcaster not a state broadcaster.

Newsnight: David Aaronovitch debates free speech and universities

One of the truly great things about being a student used to be the exposure university life gave you to all sorts of views -- absurd and

Padraig Reidy: Our public conversation is in danger of becoming a public whinge

If arguments that counter our own prove more popular, it's not because ours may need rethinking -- no, it is because the world is biased against us

Right to be forgotten: A poor ruling, clumsily implemented

In practice, the Court of Justice of the European Union's ruling on the "right to be forgotten" was far too blunt, far too broad brush, and gave far too much power to the search engines to be effective.

Iran’s attacks on the BBC

Staff at the BBC's Persian Service face satellite jamming as well as smear campaigns and intimidation, says World Service Director Peter Horrocks

Index Index – International free speech round up 14/02/13

Index Index - International free speech round up 14/02/13

BBC stumbles, but will it fall?

Will a new Director General be enough to save the BBC asks Index's Kirsty Hughes

Censorship, self-censorship and the Olympic spirit: Confusion over blocking of BBC content as Olympic rules kick in

Chilling free speech in the name of brands, rights and commercialisation is not what promoting the Olympic spirit is about, says Kirsty Hughes Read more about Locog's tactics on our Free Speech Blog

UK: Broadcasters win legal fight over Dale Farm footage

A number of UK broadcasters have won a judicial review overturning a decision that had forced them to hand over video footage of October’s Dale Farm evictions to Essex Police. ITN, the BBC, Sky, Hardcash Productions and the National Union of Journalists had appealed a decision by Chelmsford Crown Court to grant a production order to present unbroadcasted footage […]

Egypt: Shafiq campaign confiscates BBC Arabic interview

Campaign staffers for Egyptian presidential candidate Ahmed Shafiq confiscated tapes from the BBC on Saturday. The broadcasters had conducted a 40 minute interview with Shafiq, but the presidential candidate objected to some of the questions he was asked. Staff refused to let BBC reporters leave his house until the tapes had been handed over. According […]

Swaziland: BBC programme banned for criticising government

The daily live transmission of the BBC Focus on Africa programme has been suspended following a report that was critical of the government. The programme, which is broadcast on the state radio, Swaziland Broadcasting and Information Services (SBIS), has been off air for a week. The government has also banned all state media from reporting […]