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5 June: Rosewater film screening + Q&A with Maziar Bahari

5 June: Rosewater film screening + Q&A with Maziar Bahari

In June 2009, London-based journalist Maziar Bahari returns to his homeland of Iran to report for the BBC on the elections, where, finding himself embroiled in the maelstrom of unrest that follows Ahmadinejad’s victory declaration, he documents the protests from the streets of Tehran. The morning after, he is arrested

Pre-vetting broadcast content? That’s what dictatorships do, not democracies

Pre-vetting broadcast content? That’s what dictatorships do, not democracies

The idea that the government should have a role in assessing content before it is broadcast should set alarm bells ringing, writes Jodie Ginsberg

Angola: Trial of investigative journalist Rafael Marques de Morais postponed

Angola: Trial of investigative journalist Rafael Marques de Morais postponed

The journalist, who exposed corruption and serious human rights violations connected to the diamond trade in Angola, is due in court again on 14 May

For Juzne Vesti editor, Serbia’s deteriorating media freedom comes as no surprise

For Juzne Vesti editor, Serbia’s deteriorating media freedom comes as no surprise

In just over five years, journalists at the independent news site have been subjected to verbal harassment or death threats 15 times, reports Ilcho Cvetanoski

How exiles are using social media but fear spies listening in

How exiles are using social media but fear spies listening in

Social media is being used innovatively to share news and stories by those that have fled from danger, says Jason DaPonte

How Afghanistan’s female journalists are covering the stories no one else can

How Afghanistan’s female journalists are covering the stories no one else can

The country's female journalists are playing a vital role in society, but threats remain

An attack on free expression is an attack on society, says Peter Greste

An attack on free expression is an attack on society, says Peter Greste

The Al Jazeera journalist recently released after 400 days in Egyptian jail speaks about his time in jail, the campaign for his release and fellow journalists still imprisoned in Egypt

Index Awards 2015: Meet the 17 nominees who fight for free expression

Index Awards 2015: Meet the 17 nominees who fight for free expression

A journalist under 24-hour protection because of his reports into the Italian mafia, an Ecuadorian cartoonist facing prosecution for mocking a congressmen's pay packet, and lawyers who challenged Turkey over its social media ban, are among those shortlisted for the Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression Awards

Turkey: Government detains journalists

Turkey: Government detains journalists

On Sunday, December 14, at least 27 people were detained by Turkish police, including journalists, producers and directors of TV shows and police officers. Arrest warrants were issued for at least 31.

Egypt: Regime pushes self-censorship on journalists

Egypt: Regime pushes self-censorship on journalists

The "loyalty pledge" taken by the editors of Egypt's largest newspapers has been seen as unusual even in a country where the media is in lockstep with the regime. Shahira Amin reports

No justice: how impunity silences journalists

No justice: how impunity silences journalists

Ahead of the International Day to End Impunity, journalists from around the world tell Index why impunity is a serious threat to free expression

Padraig Reidy: The Soviet Union may be dead, but Soviet disinformation tactics remain

Padraig Reidy: The Soviet Union may be dead, but Soviet disinformation tactics remain

The Kremlin is playing the same games now as it did in its darkest days. Democrats should be ready to fight back.

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