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The people investigating Serbia’s unsolved journalist murders

The people investigating Serbia’s unsolved journalist murders

Serbia's unique Commission for Investigating Killings of Journalists has come a long way. But founder and chairman, journalist Veran Matic, is paying a high price for justice: he lives under 24/7 police protection

Greece: Can reborn ERT deliver on the promise of a truly public broadcaster?

Greece: Can reborn ERT deliver on the promise of a truly public broadcaster?

On June, 11 2015 the Greek public TV went back to its old name “ERT”, exactly two years after its abrupt closure by the previous conservative-led government.

Russia: Two years without justice for murdered journalist Akhmednabi Akhmednabiyev

Russia: Two years without justice for murdered journalist Akhmednabi Akhmednabiyev

Index on Censorship and 27 other organisations call for the investigation into his case to be urgently raised to the federal level

Hungary: Government cracks down on freedom of information

Hungary: Government cracks down on freedom of information

Bill granting Hungarian authorities new powers to withhold information believed to be a response to recent use of freedom of information requests to expose wasteful government spending

Malaysia: Sedition case against cartoonist Zunar adjourned

Malaysia: Sedition case against cartoonist Zunar adjourned

Index calls on Malaysia to immediately drop all charges against Zunar and respect free expression

Handbook on laws protecting free expression launched

Handbook on laws protecting free expression launched

The handbook aims to provide journalists and bloggers worldwide with guidance on the international legal framework protecting their rights to freedom of expression

Azerbaijan: Independent newspaper Azadliq faces imminent closure

Azerbaijan: Independent newspaper Azadliq faces imminent closure

The Index award-winning paper is widely recognised as one of the last remaining independent news outlets operating inside the country

Poland: Journalist Lukasz Masiak fatally beaten

Poland: Journalist Lukasz Masiak fatally beaten

Lukasz Masiak, who had been subject to numerous threats believed to be connected to his work, died of traumatic brain injury after being assaulted in the Polish town of Mlawa

Padraig Reidy: Denis O’Brien, parliamentary privilege and the public interest

Padraig Reidy: Denis O’Brien, parliamentary privilege and the public interest

Irish billionaire Denis O'Brien got on an injunction on the reporting of a speech in parliament regarding his private banking relationships

15-16 June: Conference on journalists’ safety, media freedom and pluralism in times of conflict

Index will be at the conference, which will cover best practices for war reporting, journalism ethics and the information war, among other issues

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

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

This film screening, at Broadway Cinema, Nottingham, will be followed by a discussion exploring the threats to, and limits of, our right to freedom of expression

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

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