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Zaman columnists and journalists must be acquitted

On June 7 to 8, 2018, ARTICLE 19, the International Press Institute (IPI) and Reporters Without Borders (RSF) observed the fifth hearing in the case against 11 journalists and columnists writing for Zaman newspaper at the Serious Crimes Court in Istanbul. The journalists face various coup or terror-related charges, with five facing aggravated life sentences. […]

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İktidar medyasında gazeteci olmak: Her şey bittiğinde hüngür hüngür ağlayacağım

Read in English *Gazetecilerin isimleri, kendilerinin isteği üzerine, değiştirilmiştir. “Belki de, bu yaptığım, bir ihanet” diyor, kendisini sosyalist olarak tanımlayan, ama şu anda en ateşli hükümet destekçisi gazetelerden birinde çalışan Murat. Gazetesi için, “ideolojik bülten,” “paçavra” tâbirlerini kullanıyor; kendi durumunu ise “Kimse okumuyor ki, biz sadece sayfa dolduruyoruz” diye açıklıyor. Bu ve benzeri, hükümete yakın […]

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‘When this is all over, I will cry my heart out’: Inside Turkey’s pro-govt press

For thousands of journalists in Turkey, working for government-controlled media is the only option to remain employed. Some of the journalists working at these newspapers find themselves in passive resistance and some are participating in a more active struggle. This is what they had to say. Türkçesi için tıklayınız “Maybe what I am doing is […]

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Cumhuriyet’s Mine Söğüt: “Whatever ‘peace’ means, we have to protect it”

In late April 2018, journalists and staff members at Cumhuriyet, Turkey’s oldest newspaper, were forced to watch as 17 of their colleagues were tried and convicted on anti-terror charges at Silivri detention facility. One of those observers was Cumhuriyet journalist Mine Söğüt, who writes for the paper’s political section. The International Press Institute (IPI) met […]

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