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INDEX ON CENSORSHIP   |   VOL.50   |   NO.2

CONTENTS

Up Front

Features

1 HOLDING THE RICH AND

POWERFUL TO ACCOUNT: MARTIN BRIGHT We look at key whistleblower cases around the world and why they matter for free speech

4 THE INDEX:

Free expression around the world today: the inspiring voices, the people who have been imprisoned and the trends, legislation and technology which are causing concern

12 WHY JOURNALISTS NEED

EMERGENCY SAFE HAVENS: RACHAEL JOLLEY Legal experts including Amal Clooney have called for a new type of visa to protect journalists

16 SPIN BOMB : NERMA JELACIC

Disinformation and the assault on truth in Syria learned its lessons from the war in Bosnia

24 IDENTICALLY BAD:

HELEN FORTESCUE Two generations of photojournalists document the political upheaval shaping Belarus 30 years apart

30 ALWAYS LOOKING OVER

OUR SHOULDERS: HENRY MCDONALD Across the sectarian divide in Northern Ireland again, journalists are facing increasing threats

35 CROSSING RED LINES:

FREDERIKE GEERDINK The power struggle between the PUK and KDP is bad news for press freedom in Kurdistan

38 CARTOON: BEN JENNINGS

The reptaphile elite are taking over! So say the conspiracy theorists, anyway

40 PEOPLE FIRST BUT NOT THE

MEDIA: ISSA SIKITI DA SILVA There was hope for press freedom when Felix Tshisekedi took power in DR Congo, but that is now dwindling

42 CONTROLLING THE COVID

MESSAGE: DANISH RAZA, SOMAK GHOSHAL Covid-19 has crippled the Indian health service, but the government is more concerned with avoiding criticism

Special Report Whistleblowers

48 SPEAKING FOR MY SILENT

SISTER: BRITTANY WINNER Meet Reality Winner, the whistleblower still unable to speak out despite being released from prison

51 FEEDING THE MACHINE:

MARK FRARY Alexei Navalny has been on hunger strike in a penal colony outside Moscow, since his sentencing. Index publishes his writings from prison

54 AN ANCIENT VIRTUE:

IAN FOXLEY A whistleblower explains the ancient Greek idea of parrhesia that is at the core of the whistleblower principle

55 TRUTHTELLER:

KAYA GENC Journalist Faruk Bildirici tells Index how one of Turkey’s most respected newspapers became an ally of Islamists

58 THE PRICE OF REVEALING

OIL’S DIRTY SECRETS: MARTIN BRIGHT Whistleblower Jonathan Taylor has been hounded since revealing serious cases of bribery within the oil industry

62 THE ORIGINAL

WHISTLEBLOWER: MARK FRARY 50 years on from the Pentagon Papers, whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg speaks to Index

66 FISHROT, THE GLOBAL

STENCH OF SCANDAL: RAINER WINTERS Former Samherji employee Johannes Stefansson exposed corruption and the plundering of Namibian fish stocks

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