Freedom of speech
“Russia must withdraw all occupational forces from Ukraine” – this was one of the main demands from the participants of worldwide protests organized by the campaign “StopPutinsWarInUkraine…
Nahed Hattar was to stand trial after sharing on social media a cartoon image seen as insulting Islam. He was shot by a former Muslim preacher on the steps of the courthouse on Sunday.
One of five Hong Kong booksellers who disappeared last year has said he was detained for more than eight months by the Chinese authorities and that an apparent confession of “illegal trading” had been
The EU’s deal to send migrants back from Greece to Turkey For every Syrian migrant sent back, one already in Turkey will be resettled inside the
The trial of a Turkish journalist accused of insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan opened in Istanbul on Thursday, and was immediately adjourned
In this edition of Europe weekly, the Belgian capital remains in shock following the Brussels attacks, while migrants and refugees remain the big
European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker has warned the Turkish government against attempting to muzzle the international media.
Days after the Turkish authorities seized control of the country’s largest newspaper Zaman, its reporters in Germany have published their own
Since the end of last year, Poland has been ruled by a populist right-wing government trying to get a hold of public media and the Constitutional Court. But student Artur Sierawski has something to sa
We have interviewed one of the leading Polish experts in constitutional law, Marek Chmaj. It took place in his Warsaw-based law office, where he just
Maciej Czajkowski was one of the very first senior Polish journalists to be sacked after the recent right-wing shift in Poland. Is the freedom of
Senior Polish journalists have raised the alarm over alleged ongoing violations of independence and freedom of the public media in Poland. Euronews
US Vice President Joe Biden has criticised Turkey for “setting a poor example” in the region concerning freedom of expression. The damning comments
In this edition of Europe Weekly: Poland is under fire for new media laws that have been described as an attack on the freedom of the press; the
Russia has reportedly warned Twitter that it must store Russian users’ data in Russia. A new law that came into effect in September requires internet
Turkey’s snap elections come at a critical moment. President Erdogan aims to avoid the hung parliament from the June vote, but polls show no clear
Hundreds of protesters gathered in Istanbul in front of an opposition media company that was raided by police earlier on Wednesday.
Police in the Turkish city of Istanbul stormed the offices of opposition television station Bugun TV during a live broadcast on Wednesday (October
Hundreds of Turkish government critics and opposition leaders have vowed to keep up a protest outside a Koza Ipek outlet namely Bugun TV in Istanbul
Turkey’s Public Prosecutors office is to appoint a trustee to manage Koza Ipek Holding which owns media outlets critical of the ruling AK party. The
Turkish police have raided companies in Ankara belonging to an independent media group prompting renewed concern about a crackdown on freedom of the
The country's main independent radio stations have been closed since April when unrest began. By day there is an uneasy calm, by night gunfire rings out in Bujumbura.
Germany has suspended a treason investigation into the Netzpolitik news website while an expert decides whether articles it published earlier this
Defamation charges have been dropped against a journalist who accused seven Angolan army generals of being complicit in human rights abuses. The
The coming departure of Charlie Hebdo’s surviving cartoonist Renald Luzier casts a further shadow over the satirical magazine, adding to doubts about
The French magazine Charlie Hebdo has been honoured with a freedom of expression award at a New York gala. The PEN (Poets, Essayists and Novelists)
For the second time in a month an internet blogger has been hacked to death by assailants using machetes in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka. The family
A life in hiding is the price two cartoonists have paid for their satirical depictions of the Prophet Mohammed. Swede Lars Vilks and Kurt Westergaard
Danish cartoonist Kurt Westergaard has defended free speech all his life and has paid the price for this. “The Man behind the Mohammed Cartoon” is