Category : Reporters Without Borders

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

Journalist 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

An 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

Turkey'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

Journalism 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

In 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.