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IPI observes trial of Alevi television journalists in Istanbul

International observers from the International Press Institute (IPI) and the European Parliament today observed the trial of TV10 journalist Kemal Demir and cameraman Kemal Karagöz at Istanbul’s 28th High Criminal Court in Turkey. TV10, a channel airing Alevi cultural and social programming, was shuttered by emergency decree in October 2016. Demir and Karagöz are accused […]

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IPI joins international call on lifting ban on Wikipedia in Turkey

The International Press Institute (IPI) together with human rights organizations:  ARTICLE 19, ARTICOLO 21, Initiative for Freedom of Expression, Norwegian PEN, European Centre for Press and Media Freedom, PEN International and P24 strongly condemn the ban as part of the Turkish government’s relentless campaign to silence independent media and restrict internet freedoms in the country. We […]

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Journalists in Cumhuriyet case face imminent return to prison

Eight defendants in the trial against Turkey’s secular Cumhuriyet newspaper face an imminent return to prison after an appeals confirmation of their jail sentences was officially communicated to Turkey’s National Judicial Informatics System. “After spending months in pre-trial detention and after being convicted in what was essentially a show trial, eight of the defendants in […]

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The Press: Democracy’s Broken Wing

By MURAT SEVİNÇ / Press trials not as a purely judicial matter, but as part of an integral political problem

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