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Reporting on how authoritarian states attack freedom of expression by dominating the media, preventing freedom of assembly, restricting online speech and imprisoning, attacking or even killing those who speak out.
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Bahrain: Nine arrested for “misusing social media”

Bahrain: Nine arrested for “misusing social media”

Nine people have been arrested in Bahrain for "misusing social media", a charge which is punishable by a fine or up to two years in prison.

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Leading independent news sites blocked in Belarus

Leading independent news sites blocked in Belarus

Belarusian authorities attempt to hide a financial crisis by silencing critical voices in a new clampdown on media.
The information war between Russia and Ukraine

The information war between Russia and Ukraine

In the Winter 2014 issue of Index on Censorship magazine, Andrei Aliaksandrau investigates the new information war as he travels across Ukraine
Padraig Reidy: The paranoid style in Turkish politics

Padraig Reidy: The paranoid style in Turkish politics

What’s wrong with Turkey? Or, more to the point what is wrong with Turkey’s president that makes him so determined to fight, like a two a.m. drunk vowing to take on all comers?
Turkey: “An attack on women journalists is an attack on freedom”

Turkey: “An attack on women journalists is an attack on freedom”

Turkish novelist and contributing editor for Index on Censorship magazine, Kaya Genç, gives a short interview about the intimidation of female journalists in Turkey, read his full report in the winter issue