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Yavuz Baydar: Imminent collapse of journalism in Turkey

Yavuz Baydar: Imminent collapse of journalism in Turkey

With conditions worsening on a daily basis, Turkey now risks total blackout on public debate. Punitive measures and harsh restrictions have diminished the domain for free and independent media

Letter: EU must not ignore collapse of media freedom in Turkey

Letter: EU must not ignore collapse of media freedom in Turkey

Index and international press freedom organisations issued a joint letter ahead of the upcoming meeting between EU leaders and Ahmet Davutoğlu, Prime Minister of Turkey, to express concern over the collapse of media freedom in Turkey.

Turkey must allow supporters to meet with imprisoned journalists Can Dündar and Erdem Gül

Turkey must allow supporters to meet with imprisoned journalists Can Dündar and Erdem Gül

Leading international free expression and press freedom groups condemn government’s refusal to allow supporters to visit pair jailed for their reporting, call for their release

Bulgaria: Investigative journalist hits back at smear campaign by media mogul

Bulgaria: Investigative journalist hits back at smear campaign by media mogul

Journalists of the Bulgarian investigative news website Bivol.bg are facing an orchestrated smear campaign that's unusual even for Bulgaria

Turkey: Increased pressure on journalists jeopardises public interest

Turkey: Increased pressure on journalists jeopardises public interest

Escalating pressure on media has significantly impacted journalists' ability to report on matters of public interest

Joint international emergency press freedom mission

Joint international emergency press freedom mission

Leading watchdogs to visit Istanbul, Ankara next week to visit Turkey ahead of election

Map recording threats to journalists in Europe relaunches and expands to Russia, Ukraine and Belarus

Map recording threats to journalists in Europe relaunches and expands to Russia, Ukraine and Belarus

Index on Censorship, the European Federation of Journalists and Reporters Without Borders are delighted to announce the expansion and redesign of Mapping Media Freedom, which records threats to journalists across Europe.

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

Five things we learned in a bad year for press freedom

Five things we learned in a bad year for press freedom

On the eve of World Press Freedom Day, we look back at some of the threats faced by journalists in the last 12 months

Egyptian authorities must stop their attacks on media freedom

PDF: Arabic Version Leading international media freedom and human rights organisations call on the EU and US to demand Egypt’s authorities drop charges against Al-Jazeera journalists and release those under arrest Article 19, the Committee to Protect Journalists, Index on Censorship and Reporters Without Borders today said the Egyptian authorities

Malawi: journalists beaten and detained to prevent them covering protests

Reporters Without Borders has revealed several journalists covering Malawi’s recent protests have been beaten and detained, while the government has banned radio stations from covering the demonstrations. The protests were in place to express anger against fuel shortages, price hikes and a general decline in the economy, as well as to

Kuwaiti media banned from reporting on Iran ‘spy ring’

The Kuwaiti media have been banned from reporting on the dismantling of an Iranian spy network by prosecutor-general Hamed Saleh Al-Othman. The spy ring— which was publicly revealed on 1 May—  was gathering information about Kuwaiti and US military bases on behalf of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards. Al-Othman told Al-Aan newspaper that

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