Mapping Media Freedom: Press restrictions in Spain highlight need for improved policy

Within the last month, Index on Censorship’s Mapping Media Freedom platform has recorded a number of restrictions on media access to events in Spain by police and politicians

Report: Journalists under “unprecedented” attack

An unprecedented series of crackdowns on media professionals and news outlets took place in Europe during the third quarter of 2016 as recorded by Index on Censorship’s Mapping Media Freedom project.  Between 1 July and 30 September MMF’s network of correspondents, partners and other sources submitted a total of 406 verified reports of threats to  press freedom, a 19% rise from the second quarter of 2016.