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Mobs again attack Turkish media outlets

Turkish authorities must take steps to bring those responsible for attacks on media outlets to justice, the International Press Institute (IPI) said today after mobs converged on the offices of daily newspapers and a broadcaster in a second night of violence this week. Daily Hürriyet was attacked again on Tuesday night by stone-throwing demonstrators protesting […]

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IPI condemns mob attack on Turkish daily, criminal charges

The International Press Institute (IPI) and the South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) today called on members of Turkey’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) to condemn yesterday night’s destructive attack on the headquarters of daily newspaper Hürriyet by a crowd of stone-throwing AKP supporters angered by its reporting on a comment by the president. The […]

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Turkey VICE News case sends chilling signal on encryption

Turkey’s recent detention of two British VICE News journalists and their fixer on terrorism accusations was troubling, but perhaps the most disquieting development was prosecutors’ assertion that the use of an encryption system provided proof that the three were “engaging in terrorist activity” and “aiding a terrorist organisation”. In a recent article, Al Jazeera quoted […]

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Turkey finance authorities raid broadcasting houses’ owner

Reports that authorities in Turkey this morning raided offices of the corporate owner of two opposition broadcasters, and that a magistrate has approved a similar raid on the broadcasters themselves, are ‘extremely troubling’, the International Press Institute (IPI) said today. Turkish media reported that agents from Turkey’s Financial Crime Investigation Board (MASAK) raided the Ankara […]

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