Category : journalism

Index at Byline: Can journalists ever be independent?

alt informationThe discussion will revolve around how to stay independent in an era of big budget cuts, PR, advertorials, sponsored content and self-censorship

#IndexAwards2003: Fergal Keane, Outstanding Commitment to Journalism Integrity

alt informationFormer war correspondent and 2003 Freedom of Expression Journalism Award-winner Fergal Keane has continued his commitment to truth in journalism

Journalists in Mexico under threat from cartels, government and even each other

alt informationMexico-based journalist Duncan Tucker on the threats to reporters for doing their jobs.

Editorial: Fact-filled future?

alt informationThe “now” generation’s thirst for instant news is squeezing out good journalism. We need an attitude change to secure its survival

Contents: The big squeeze

alt informationSpring 2017 contributors include Richard Sambrook, Dominic Grieve, Roger Law, Karim Miské, Mark Frary and Canan Coşkun

Bahrain must end judicial harassment of Faisal Hayyat

alt informationWe, the undersigned, express our deep concern with the Government of Bahrain's campaign targeting journalists and activists exercising their right to free expression.

The pen is not a menace: Protecting journalists and journalism

alt informationTo far too many crooked governments, evil despots, corrupt moguls or power-mad militias, a journalist is more of a threat than even an armed opponent.

Index on Censorship’s youth board explores unpunished crimes against journalists

alt informationTo mark the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists, members of Index on Censorship’s youth board prepared a video statement outlining a particular case of impunity

Anna Politkovskaya: Standing alone

alt informationJust before my last trip to Chechnya in mid-September my colleagues at Novaya Gazeta began to receive threats and were told to pass on the message that I shouldn’t go to Chechnya any more. If I did, my life would be in danger. As always, our paper has its ‘own people’ on the general staff and the ministry of defence — people who broadly share our views

Index remembers Anna Politkovskaya

alt informationAhead of the anniversary of her murder, Index has compiled a reading list of articles written for the magazine both by Politkovskaya and about her

1 Nov: Redefining foreign correspondents

alt informationFor the London Press Club’s monthly social evening, Index on Censorship has teamed up with the Frontline Club to present a discussion examining the changing role of the foreign correspondent

Contents: The unnamed

alt informationFormer CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson writes on the damage done when her cover was blown, journalist John Lloyd looks at how terrorist attacks have affected surveillance needs worldwide, Bangladeshi blogger Ananya Azad explains why he was forced into exile after violent attacks on secular writers, philosopher Julian Baggini looks at the power of literary aliases through the ages, Edward Lucas shares The Economist's perspective on keeping its writers unnamed