Category : media freedom

OSCE must urgently appoint new representative on freedom of the media

alt informationIndex on Censorship has joined with seven other organisations to urge OSCE to appoint a new representative on freedom of the media

Bahrain: Press freedom groups call for lifting of Al Wasat suspension

alt informationPress freedom organisations and local Bahraini groups have raised alarm today over the suspension of Bahrain's only independent newspaper, Al Wasat, which has been barred from publishing for three days now.

Bahrain must end arbitrary suspension of independent newspaper

alt informationIndex on Censorship joined with international human rights organisations to strongly condemn the arbitrary suspension of Bahrain's Al Wasat newspaper.

Free expression groups call for public interest defence in UK official secrets laws

alt informationReporters Without Borders, English PEN and Index on Censorship have published their joint submission to the Law Commission’s Consultation on the Protection of Official Data

State of media freedom in Macedonia is very worrying

alt information  Index on Censorship signed a joint statement by issued after a ECPMF-EFJ-SEEMO-OBCT fact-finding mission to Macedonia, on 25th-28th April regarding rising violence against journalists in Macedonia: We hereby express our deep concerns about the yesterday‘s violent attacks against journalists in the parliament of the Republic of Macedonia. From the beginning of 2016 until yesterday […]

It’s not just Trump: threats to US media freedom go far deeper, survey shows

alt informationThreats to media freedom in the United States go far beyond the high-profile attacks on news outlets made by President Donald Trump, a new study shows.

Dunja Mijatović: Why bother? A quick take on lying on social media

alt informationBesides the difficulty in determining truth from opinion to a bald-faced lie, the inherent limiting of ideas, including criminalising them, makes us all suffer a little bit.

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.

Dunja Mijatović: The fight against terror should not be a fight against basic human rights

alt informationWe know Europeans want something to be terrorism. Living in a perpetual state of fear is not the natural consequence of living in 21st century liberal democracies. But neither is living in a police state.

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

alt informationMedia 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

alt informationIt 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 am.” The weekly news magazine […]