Category : press freedom

Media freedom in Honduras: Index speaks with Dina Meza

alt informationSince 1992 Honduran journalist Dina Meza has been investigating corruption and violations of free speech throughout South America, including the murder of journalists in Honduras

Mapping Media Freedom: 2017 in review

alt informationThis year saw 1,035 media freedom violations reported to Index on Censorship’s Mapping Media Freedom, a project that monitors media freedom in 42 countries, including all EU member states

Sweden: Mainstream populism has emboldened extremist opponents of the press

alt informationSweden's journalists are coming under increasing pressure from fringe groups in the country.

Trump’s smears against press obscure wider issue with US press freedom

alt informationSmears about the media made by US President Donald Trump have obscured a wider problem with press freedom in the United States.

Ireland’s media ownership concentration breeds pessimism

alt informationWhile media observers routinely identify Ireland’s lack of plurality in media ownership, which is among the most highly concentrated in Europe, as a significant concern, there’s considerable disagreement on how to tackle the issue.

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.

Section 40 jeopardises press freedom

alt informationSection 40 of the Crime and Courts Act 2013 is a danger to a free press. We urge you to take action.

Mapping Media Freedom: Recent roundup

alt informationIndex on Censorship’s Mapping Media Freedom project verifies threats, violations and limitations faced by the media throughout the Europe. Here are five recent reports that give us cause for concern.

Index remembers Anna Politkovskaya

alt informationAhead of the anniversary of her murder, Index has compiled a reading list of articles written for the magazine both by Politkovskaya and about her

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.