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19 journalists in southeastern Turkey detained on terror charges

The IPI global network of journalists, editors, and publishers is deeply concerned by the detention of at least 19 journalists for spreading “terrorist propaganda” in Diyarbakır on June 8. We call on authorities to immediately disclose the full details of these charges and to release the journalists being held in custody.   Police forces this morning […]

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International groups call on Turkey’s parliament to reject the “disinformation” bill as a tool of digital censorship

The International Press Institute (IPI) and twenty four international media freedom, freedom of expression and journalists’ organisations today called for the immediate dismissal of the bill on “disinformation and fake news” which was submitted to the parliament on May 27 by the governing alliance of Justice and Development Party (AKP) and Nationalist Movement Party (MHP). […]

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Turkey: Journalists teargassed, arrested while covering Gezi anniversary protest

The IPI global network of journalists, editors, and publishers is alarmed by reports of excessive police violence toward reporters who were covering an anti-government protest in Istanbul on May 31. We call on authorities to meet their obligations to ensure that journalists can safely cover protests and other events of public interest. According to reports, […]

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Ending harassment of journalists online – are we there yet?

By ARZU GEYBULLA / Arzu Geybulla wrote on why anti-harassment measures on platforms still lacking

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