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Dunja Mijatović : Turkey must treat media freedom for what it really is – a test of democracy

Dunja Mijatović : Turkey must treat media freedom for what it really is – a test of democracy

Media freedom must be treated for what it really is: a strong test of democracy.

Yavuz Baydar: Escalation in the clampdown on Turkey’s media and academia

Yavuz Baydar: Escalation in the clampdown on Turkey’s media and academia

It was at the early hours of Friday that a journalist sent a note to her colleagues. “We are told by the management that our publication is discontinued with immediate effect,” she said. “We are told to pack our belongings and leave the office. You can’t imagine how sad I

15 June: Press freedom in the Middle East: challenges and prospects

15 June: Press freedom in the Middle East: challenges and prospects

The New Arab news network invites you to a panel discussion to discuss the challenges faced by the media and journalists in the post-Arab Spring era

Writers and artists condemn seizure of Zaman news group

Writers and artists condemn seizure of Zaman news group

Artists and writers joined Index in condemning Turkish government's seizure of Zaman newspaper

Poland: Abolition of safeguards for pluralism and independence in public service media

Poland: Abolition of safeguards for pluralism and independence in public service media

Coalition urges Polish authorities to resist any temptation to strengthen political control over the media.

“You have to be brave to be a journalist in Serbia”

“You have to be brave to be a journalist in Serbia”

Media freedoms in Serbia are on the decline. A recent report by Human Rights Watch painted a picture of journalists in several western Balkan countries, working in hostile environments whilst facing threats and intimidation.

Ukraine: “Serious blow to media freedom”

Ukraine: “Serious blow to media freedom”

Index on Censorship condemns the move to ban 41 international journalists and bloggers from Ukraine

UK Foreign Office issues statement on arrests

UK Foreign Office issues statement on arrests

Freedom of expression charities have written to UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond urging the UK to speak out publicly in defence of freedom of expression following the arrest of two British journalists in Turkey under terror legislation.

Azerbaijan: Sport for Rights coalition condemns sentencing of journalist Khadija Ismayilova

Azerbaijan: Sport for Rights coalition condemns sentencing of journalist Khadija Ismayilova

The Sport for Rights coalition strongly condemns the sentencing of Azerbaijani journalist Khadija Ismayilova to a staggering 7.5 years in jail.

Journalism is not a crime – Turkey must release charged Vice journalists

Journalism is not a crime – Turkey must release charged Vice journalists

Index on Censorship calls on Turkey to release two Vice journalists and a local colleague who have been formally charged with "working on behalf of a terrorist organisation".

Dunja Mijatović: Online threats of killing, rape and violence everyday reality for too many female journalists

Dunja Mijatović: Online threats of killing, rape and violence everyday reality for too many female journalists

No job comes without sacrifices, but how many downgrading comments, criticism or even threats can one person take before it becomes too much?

Azerbaijan: Journalist Rasim Aliyev murdered as human rights crackdown continues

Azerbaijan: Journalist Rasim Aliyev murdered as human rights crackdown continues

Index on Censorship condemns the murder of Azerbaijani journalist Rasim Aliyev

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