Category : newspapers

Padraig Reidy: We all seem to be grieving for newspapers

alt informationPut two British journalists in a room and talk will likely turn to the managed decline of the newspaper industry in western Europe and the US. Padraig Reidy will miss the news agents most.

Murder leads to a print news blackout in India

alt informationIn the aftermath of a murder of a delivery driver and discovery of explosive devices in his van, a small underground group took responsibility, but news editors refused to carry the group’s statement, leading to a print blackout in Manipur. Mahima Kaul reports

Private daily newspapers return to Burma

Mike Harris: Private daily newspapers return to Burma

Private daily newspapers return to Burma

Mike Harris: Private daily newspapers return to Burma

Index on Censorship’s response to the Leveson report

alt informationThe Leveson Report will become a benchmark for press regulation in modern democracies. Index has urged a serious, considered debate about Lord Justice Leveson’s recommendations rather than their full adoption. The free speech organisation opposes the statutory underpinning of press regulation as proposed by Lord Justice Leveson.

“Horrible disaster” brewing in Taiwanese media sector

The $600m sale of Next Media, one of Taiwan's most popular media companies, has raised the spectre of a media monopoly that could be disastrous for press freedom on the island. Ching-Yi Liu and Weiping Li report

Banning Lady Gaga — South Africa’s media take a stand

US pop superstar Lady Gaga’s first sojourn to South Africa has raised the hackles of newspaper editors and religious fundamentalists alike. Local organisers Big Concerts informed the press that, while journalists would be admitted, no press photographers would be allowed at the Johannesburg and Cape Town concerts on 29 November and 3 December. The usual […]

Index: Leveson goes too far

Kirsty Hughes outlines Index's issues with the press inquiry's recommendations Press release: Index on Censorship’s response to the Leveson report

Press under attack in Sudan

“The press in Sudan is going through the most intense crackdown,” said Adil Color, a writer and editor at Al-Midan newspaper, the mouthpiece of the Sudanese Communist Party (SCP). “If we publish an issue [of the newspaper] that is critical and includes topics the government is uncomfortable with — such as the conflicts in Blue Nile […]

Tunisian journalist assaulted

Mouhamed Ali Ltifi, a journalist for Al-Oula, a new weekly newspaper, was assaulted and arrested by police officers on 18 January while he was taking the Tunis metro. According to a report on the newspaper’s official Facebook page, two of his colleagues witnessed the arrest. Ltifi, who was released a few hours after his arrest, […]

Blogger Guido Fawkes summoned to Leveson Inquiry

Marta Cooper: Blogger Guido Fawkes summoned to Leveson Inquiry

Azerbaijan at 20: Little progress on free speech

As Azerbaijan celebrates 20 years of independence, Index on Censorship tracks its citizens' struggle for free expression