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Jailed Turkey journalists get Austria press freedom prize

The International Press Institute (IPI) today saluted imprisoned journalists in Turkey who were collectively honoured with the Presseclub Concordia’s annual prize for press freedom and freedom of information at a ceremony yesterday in Vienna, but expressed concern that a Kurdish journalist was not given an Austrian visa in time to travel to accept the award […]

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Activists in Vienna gather to support Turkey’s journalists

Activists in Vienna joined colleagues around the world marking World Press Freedom Day 2017 today by gathering near Turkey’s embassy to Austria to call on the Turkish government to free journalists imprisoned for their work. The activists had hoped to deliver a petition signed by more than 10,000 people calling on Turkey’s government to free […]

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IPI: Journalists held in Turkey ‘not alone, not forgotten’

Lesen Sie diesen Artikel auf Deutsch To mark World Press Freedom Day, IPI sent the following open letter of support for journalists imprisoned in Turkey for their work to daily Cumhuriyet for publication so that those in prisons who are prevented from sending or receiving correspondence might be able to read it. The letter, as […]

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Press Freedom in Turkey

Turkey currently holds nearly 150 journalists in prison, 120 of whom were detained in the wake of the July 2016 coup attempt that Turkey’s government blames on followers of Fethullah Gülen, a U.S.-based Muslim cleric and former-ally-turned-rival of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP). Nearly 30 others were already behind bars, many convicted in […]

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