Category : press freedom

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.

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

alt informationThe 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

alt informationOver 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

alt information"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

alt informationWhat'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

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