Category : press freedom

Index remembers Anna Politkovskaya

Ahead 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

Media freedom must be treated for what it really is: a strong test of democracy.

15 June: Press freedom in the Middle East: challenges and prospects

The New Arab news network invites you to a panel discussion to discuss the challenges faced by the media and journalists in the post-Arab Spring era

Speak out on Turkey: As Index petition passes the 2,600 mark, crackdown on press freedom continues

Over a week and 2,611 signatures later, our work denouncing the Turkish authorities for the takeover Zaman

Index panel debates taboos of sex, race and hairy legs

"When I went to the Loaded offices with hairy legs they told me to get out and that I could never be on the cover because apparently I’d made an effort with my nails but not my legs

What’s the taboo? Winter magazine 2015/16

What's taboo today? It might depend where you live, your culture, your religion, or who you're talking to. The latest issue of Index on Censorship magazine explores worldwide taboos in all their guises, and why they matter.

Flag Day: The illusion of progress in Azerbaijan

As Azerbaijan celebrates its sovereignty, here’s a reminder to the country's leaders of the glaring improvements needed before they can earn their stripes

UK Foreign Office issues statement on arrests

Freedom of expression charities have written to UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond urging the UK to speak out publicly in defence of freedom of expression following the arrest of two British journalists in Turkey under terror legislation.

Dunja Mijatović: Online threats of killing, rape and violence everyday reality for too many female journalists

No job comes without sacrifices, but how many downgrading comments, criticism or even threats can one person take before it becomes too much?

Raymond Joseph: South Africa’s camera-shy police target journalists

Despite high-level meetings between media and the police’s top brass, who say that such actions are not condoned, incidents of journalist harassment continue to occur

The people investigating Serbia’s unsolved journalist murders

Serbia's unique Commission for Investigating Killings of Journalists has come a long way. But founder and chairman, journalist Veran Matic, is paying a high price for justice: he lives under 24/7 police protection

Greece: Can reborn ERT deliver on the promise of a truly public broadcaster?

On June, 11 2015 the Greek public TV went back to its old name “ERT”, exactly two years after its abrupt closure by the previous conservative-led government.