Category : Reporters Without Borders

Censorship gone viral: The cross-fertilisation of repression

alt informationCensorship has cross-fertilised and gone viral infecting both democracies and their authoritarian counterparts.  

Vigil for Daphne Caruana Galizia

alt informationOn 16 April, we will be holding a vigil at Malta House in London to mark six months since Daphne Caruana Galizia’s murder and to continue calls for justice. 

Turkey should immediately release Mehmet Altan and Şahin Alpay

alt informationTurkey should immediately implement the judgments of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) and release the veteran journalists Mehmet Altan and Şahin Alpay without delay, a coalition of nongovernmental groups said,

Index on Censorship joins unprecedented press freedom mission to US

alt informationLondon, 15 January 2018 – A delegation of global press freedom groups will undertake an unprecedented mission to the United States, reflecting concerns about threats to journalists and heightened anti-press rhetoric. The mission will coincide with the one-year anniversary of President Trump’s inauguration and will leverage the first year’s findings of the U.S. Press Freedom […]

New website to track press freedom violations in United States

alt informationIndex on Censorship joined more than 20 press freedom organisations announcing the launch today of the U.S. Press Freedom Tracker, a new nonpartisan website dedicated to documenting press freedom abuses across the United States.

Syrian journalist says UK is dealing with Assad as “a president, not a criminal”

alt informationJournalist Zaina Erhaim says the Syrian government wants her killed and that co-operating with Syrian officials, by seizing her passport, was a very dangerous thing for the UK to have done.

International organisations condemn crackdown on freedom of expression in Turkey

alt informationAn international delegation of civil society organisations visited Istanbul to demonstrate solidarity with writers, journalists and media outlets in Turkey.

Yavuz Baydar: Half-truths in the age of Turkey’s emergency rule

alt informationTurkey's third post-coup week has been full of uncertainties, suspicion and concern. As of Wednesday morning there were 1,297 individuals subject to an international travel ban, among them 35 journalists and 51 lawyers.

Yavuz Baydar: A noble profession has turned into a curse

alt informationJournalism has, without the slightest doubt, become the most risky, and endangered, profession in Turkey.

Yavuz Baydar: “Judicial coup” sends clear warning to Turkey’s remaining independent journalists

alt informationIn an unprecedented move, Turkey's judiciary has been reshuffled in a way that has shaken the basis of the justice system.

Yavuz Baydar: Imminent collapse of journalism in Turkey

alt informationWith 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