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International groups condemn attacks against journalists

The International Press Institute (IPI) along with 20 other press freedom and freedom of expression organizations sent today a joint letter to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, calling for justice following the recent physical attacks against two journalists. On May 10, journalist Yavuz Selim Demirağ, a regular contributor for the newspaper Yeniçağ, was attacked outside his home […]

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Young Turkish journalists get ready for comeback

By EMRE KIZILKAYA / New network aims to empower Turkey’s journalism graduates

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Turkey’s Constitutional Court fails to uphold journalists’ rights

On the eve of World Press Freedom Day 2019, Turkey’s Constitutional Court took the staggering decision to rule, after over two years, that the arbitrary arrest and detention of four former journalists with the secular newspaper Cumhuriyet did not violate their rights to liberty and free expression. After a session on May 2, the Court […]

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Turkey’s journalists: besieged, but not defeated

With 139 journalists in prison, many more being tried on charges ranging from terrorism to aiding terrorist organizations and some 121 media organizations shut down since July 2016, press freedom in Turkey has been severely undermined by the government. Despite these challenges that are many independent journalists in the country trying to uphold press freedom. […]

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