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In Turkey, technical attacks imperil digital media survival

Pressure on Turkey’s media has become so intense that even online outlets, regarded by many observers as the last remaining space for free expression, now face an existential threat. In its 2015 special report on Turkey, “Democracy at Risk”, the International Press Institute (IPI) observed that “given the amount of pressure brought to bear on […]

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Turkey should drop charges against Cumhuriyet journalists

On the eve of a trial scheduled to start on March 25, 2016, a coalition of leading international free expression and press freedom groups condemns the criminal case targeting Cumhuriyet journalists Can Dündar and Erdem Gül, and calls on authorities in Turkey to drop all charges against them. Dündar, editor-in-chief of Cumhuriyet, and Gül, the […]

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IPI demands explanation after Turkey stops Mazen Darwish

The International Press Institute (IPI) today demanded an explanation from Turkish authorities after prominent Syrian journalist and human rights defender Mazen Darwish reported that he was stopped at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport, struck and prevented from travelling to Doha, where he was to speak at IPI’s World Congress. Darwish said that immigration agents in Turkey accused […]

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An Internet for all, by all

Last week, Spain’s port city Valencia was home to the Internet Freedom Festival (IFF), an annual event bringing together activists, journalists and members of the technology community to discuss means and collaboration in fighting censorship and surveillance. The Festival, in accordance with its title “Joining Forces to Fight Censorship and Surveillance”, took place in a […]

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