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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

29 June: Legal protections for journalists worldwide? (Partner event)

29 June: Legal protections for journalists worldwide? (Partner event)

Six months after the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris, journalists face more threats than ever before, from harassment to imprisonment to murder – since the beginning of the year, 50 journalists have been killed. While some countries, like Norway, have scrapped blasphemy laws to strongly assert freedom of speech, others

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

Philip Pullman, Jimmy Wales, and Steve McQueen join call for Angola to drop charges against investigative journalist

Philip Pullman, Jimmy Wales, and Steve McQueen join call for Angola to drop charges against investigative journalist

Rafael Marques de Morais was last week given a suspended sentence following a criminal defamation trial related to his 2011 book on blood diamonds, published for the first time in English on June 2

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

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

Angola: Trial of investigative journalist Rafael Marques de Morais postponed

Angola: Trial of investigative journalist Rafael Marques de Morais postponed

The journalist, who exposed corruption and serious human rights violations connected to the diamond trade in Angola, is due in court again on 14 May

For Juzne Vesti editor, Serbia’s deteriorating media freedom comes as no surprise

For Juzne Vesti editor, Serbia’s deteriorating media freedom comes as no surprise

In just over five years, journalists at the independent news site have been subjected to verbal harassment or death threats 15 times, reports Ilcho Cvetanoski

How Afghanistan’s female journalists are covering the stories no one else can

How Afghanistan’s female journalists are covering the stories no one else can

The country's female journalists are playing a vital role in society, but threats remain

An attack on free expression is an attack on society, says Peter Greste

An attack on free expression is an attack on society, says Peter Greste

The Al Jazeera journalist recently released after 400 days in Egyptian jail speaks about his time in jail, the campaign for his release and fellow journalists still imprisoned in Egypt

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