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Corruption, fear and silence: the state of Greek media today

Corruption, fear and silence: the state of Greek media today

Independent journalism is up against a system that knows that it is in mortal danger from disclosure and will do anything it needs to survive, says Kostas Vaxevanis

Free speech takes a beating in Greece

Free speech takes a beating in Greece

Christos Syllas looks at the threats to journalists and activists in crisis-stricken Greece, where a climate of terror prevails

Why I would go to jail for my journalistic beliefs

Why I would go to jail for my journalistic beliefs

"Journalism today is not about recording the facts. It ought to be a battle against barbarity and obscurity", said Greek investigative journalist and award winner Kostas Vaxevanis at this week's Index Awards. Read the rest of his compelling speech here

Winners – Index Awards 2013

Winners – Index Awards 2013

Tonight Index honours this year's heroes of freedom of expression. Check out the list of winners

Last chance to nominate: Freedom of Expression Awards 2012

Last chance to nominate: Freedom of Expression Awards 2012

We bring you the biggest stories in free expression. It's your turn to tell us who stands out. It's the last chance to nominate for the Index Free Expression Awards 2012

‘Wilders must be supported’

‘Wilders must be supported’

Geert Wilders goes on trial today: Read Oliver Kamm's argument why his conviction would be disastrous for tolerant, liberal Europe

Peru: Award winning radio journalist snubbed by government

Carlos Flores Borja, winner of the Guardian Journalism award at this year’s Index on Censorship Free Expression Awards Ceremony, has been told that he will not be allowed relaunch of Amazonian community radio station Radio La Voz de Bagua, in spite of promises from President Alan García. Carlos Flores Borja,

Stephen Fry congratulates Twitter

Twitter wins the New Media Award supported by Google at the 10th annual Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression Awards
FULL WINNERS LIST

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The winners – Freedom of Expression Awards 2010

The winners – Freedom of Expression Awards 2010


The Shortlist

Belarus strips journalists’ rights as election looms

Belarus’s Supreme Court has stripped the Belarusian Association of Journalist’s (BAJ) ability to offer protection to journalists who are not officially authorised, such as opposition newspapers, websites and foreign news outlets.These journalists could now face 15 days in jail. BAJ president Zhanna Litvina said yesterday that this will discourage independent media

Azerbaijan: Editor Eynulla Fatullayev loses appeal

Imprisoned newspaper editor Eynulla Fatullayev has lost an appeal against his drugs conviction. Baku Appellate Court dismissed Fatullayev’s plea to have his sentence reduced by two months. Fatullayev had the term of his detention prolonged by eight weeks earlier this month when 0.223 grams of heroin was found during his

Auction: Freedom of Expression Awards 2010

Auction: Freedom of Expression Awards 2010

The 10th Annual Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression Awards honour those who, often at great personal risk, have fought to expose censorship and abuse. Read the full shortlist here. The night is also Index’s most important fundraising event. Your support in the auction will help fund our work for

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