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The people investigating Serbia’s unsolved journalist murders

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?

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.

Russia: Two years without justice for murdered journalist Akhmednabi Akhmednabiyev

Russia: Two years without justice for murdered journalist Akhmednabi Akhmednabiyev

Index on Censorship and 27 other organisations call for the investigation into his case to be urgently raised to the federal level

Hungary: Government cracks down on freedom of information

Hungary: Government cracks down on freedom of information

Bill granting Hungarian authorities new powers to withhold information believed to be a response to recent use of freedom of information requests to expose wasteful government spending

Malaysia: Sedition case against cartoonist Zunar adjourned

Malaysia: Sedition case against cartoonist Zunar adjourned

Index calls on Malaysia to immediately drop all charges against Zunar and respect free expression

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

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