Category : EU

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

Turkish 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

As 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

An 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

The 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”

The 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

Media 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

Gambia: Jammeh promises to implement reforms

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has bowed to EU pressure to implement political reforms -- including changing the country's restrictions on the media, Buya Jammeh reports

Media freedom: In good health or under threat – how do the US and EU compare?

Index hosts a Google Hangout with New York-based Guardian Digital journalist James Ball, and LA Times London correspondent, Henry Chu

Ukraine: Press targeted and attacked by police

At least 26 journalists were injured during the clashes between the police and protesters in Kiev, Andrei Aliaksandrau writes