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Index announces winners of 2016 Freedom of Expression Awards

Index announces winners of 2016 Freedom of Expression Awards

A female journalist training reporters from within war-torn Syria, and a group busting online censorship in China are among this year’s Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression Awards winners.

#Index100: Unveiling this year’s 100 global free speech heroes

#Index100: Unveiling this year’s 100 global free speech heroes

A graffiti artist who paints murals in war-torn Yemen, a jailed Bahraini academic and the Ethiopia’s Zone 9 bloggers are among those listed among this year’s #Index100 global free expression heroes.

Zainab Al-Khawaja to face Bahrain court of appeal

Zainab Al-Khawaja to face Bahrain court of appeal

Bahraini human rights activist Zainab Al-Khawaja will appear before the Bahraini court of appeals on 21 October

Bahraini king pardons rights campaigner Nabeel Rajab

Bahraini king pardons rights campaigner Nabeel Rajab

Index welcomes King Hamad's pardoning of human rights defender Nabeel Rajab, but calls for the release of all political prisoners in Bahrain

Bahrain: Calls for release of Nabeel Rajab on global day of solidarity

Bahrain: Calls for release of Nabeel Rajab on global day of solidarity

The Bahraini human rights defender was once again arrested in October 2014 in connection with one of his tweets

Nabeel Rajab: Tyrannical regimes like Bahrain’s are buying the silence of democratic governments

Nabeel Rajab: Tyrannical regimes like Bahrain’s are buying the silence of democratic governments

Western politicians choose narrow economic interests over the human rights of millions of oppressed people, the jailed Bahraini human rights defender said in a speech delivered on his behalf to the 2015 Oslo Freedom Forum

Bahrain: Index condemns decision upholding sentence of human rights activist

Bahrain: Index condemns decision upholding sentence of human rights activist

The decision by a Bahraini appeals court to uphold a six-month sentence against Nabeel Rajab is a sad example of how the country treats freedom of expression.

Bahrain: End imprisonment of democracy campaigner Nabeel Rajab

Bahrain: End imprisonment of democracy campaigner Nabeel Rajab

Index on Censorship has condemned the latest extension to the detention of the prominent Bahraini human rights activist on spurious charges

Bahrain extends detention of human rights defender

Bahrain extends detention of human rights defender

Index on Censorship condemns the extended detention of Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab, who was arrested in early April for detailing abuses at the country's Jaw prison. On 26 April, Bahraini authorities prolonged Rajab's detention for a further 15 days.

Bahrain must release Nabeel Rajab

Bahrain must release Nabeel Rajab

Ahead of the Formula One Grand Prix this weekend in Bahrain, Index on Censorship calls on the government of Bahrain to release human rights activist Nabeel Rajab and fellow human rights defenders.

End reprisals against leading human rights defender Nabeel Rajab

End reprisals against leading human rights defender Nabeel Rajab

We in the Bahrain and international human rights NGO community condemn the arrest and detention of Nabeel Rajab, a prominent human rights defender in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

Bahrain: Rights defender’s appeal hearing postponed again

Bahrain: Rights defender’s appeal hearing postponed again

Index on Censorship award winner Nabeel Rajab had the verdict on his appeal delayed again until April 15. Rajab is appealing his sentence over a tweet.

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