Category : EU

Murder of Slovak investigative journalist second in EU in less than 6 months

alt informationIndex on Censorship condemns the murder of investigative journalist Jan Kuciak in Slovakia.

Coalition calls on EU to address freedom of expression in Turkey

alt informationIndex on Censorship has joined a group of international organisations to call on the EU to take action on Turkey's freedom of expression record.

Cartoons cut from European Parliament exhibition for “controversial content”

alt informationThe European Parliament is accused of censoring a series of political cartoons from Greece which were due to appear in an upcoming exhibition later this month.

Can Dündar: Turkey is “the biggest prison for journalists in the world”

alt informationTurkish journalist, author and filmmaker Can Dündar spoke at the House of Commons last week about the state of politics and media freedom in Turkey

Greece: Move to regulate broadcast market draws objection

alt informationAs the Greek government prepares to open a public consultation on the tender for new broadcast licenses, the country's private TV owners have escalated their criticisms of the plans for the broadcast market.

Yaşar Yakış: Turkey’s bargain with the EU

alt informationAn important step has been taken in Turkey’s painful negotiations with the EU. The country has submitted several proposals to the Turkey-EU summit

Zaman: The murder of a newspaper

alt informationThe seizure of Zaman returns Turkey to the politics of revenge: Is the EU prepared to put expediency above principle?

House of Lords committee slams “right to be forgotten”

alt informationThe British House of Lords has slammed the recent "right to be forgotten" ruling by the court of justice of the European Union, deeming it "unworkable" and "wrong in principle".

Recap report: Beating retreat- Digital freedom in Turkey, Russia and Azerbaijan

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EU project to explore media freedom and pluralism

alt informationMedia freedom has always been on European Union's agenda. With funding from the EU, four organisations, including Index on Censorship, will tackle problems currently facing journalists and media personnel across Europe. Alice Kirkland reports

Leaked document reveals how EU cut commitment to greater official openness

You can find support for the public’s right to access official information in the strangest places. Like a private EU policy paper draft. As leaked to and published by the whistle-blowers’ website Wikileaks. Rohan Jayasekara writes

EU adopts new guidelines on freedom of expression

New guidelines were released this week by the European Union Foreign Affairs Council specifically focusing on freedom of expression online and offline. Alice Kirkland reports