Category : journalism

Bahrain must end judicial harassment of Faisal Hayyat

We, 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

To 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

To 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

Just 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

Ahead 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

For 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

Does anonymity need to be defended? Autumn magazine 2016

Former 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

Tim Hetherington’s Infidel exhibition opens in Liverpool

Liverpool John Moores University officially opened its Infidel exhibition, a display of photographs by Tim Hetherington, on Wednesday night. The Liverpool-born photojournalist, who died in Libya under mortar fire in 2011, took the photos during the year he spent embedded with the US Army in Afghanistan’s Korangal Valley while shooting his 2010 Oscar-nominated documentary Restrepo. […]

Turkey’s rising censorship: How did we get here?

The spotlight has been on Turkey following the attempted coup against President Recep Erdogan and the government’s ensuing crackdown on journalists, teachers, judges and soldiers. How did it come to this?

Standing in solidarity with Turkey’s journalists

Index on Censorship supports the "I am a journalist" campaign launched by journalists and media freedom advocates from Turkey.

War reporter Marie Colvin’s family sues Syria

The family of murdered journalist and Sunday Times correspondent Marie Colvin has filed a lawsuit against the Syrian government

Journalists under fire and under pressure: summer magazine 2016

Index on Censorship has dedicated its milestone 250th issue to exploring the increasing threats to reporters worldwide. Its special report, Truth in Danger, Danger in Truth: Journalists Under Fire