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IPI calls for immediate release of Odatv executive and journalist

The International Press Institute (IPI) today condemned the arrests in Turkey of Odatv News Manager Barış Terkoğlu and journalist Hülya Kılınç on accusations of revealing the identity of a Turkish intelligence officer. Terkoğlu, who is also a columnist for the newspaper Cumhuriyet, was detained yesterday, March 4, following a news story published on March 3 on […]

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Media freedom and the European Court of Human Rights

In recent years numerous countries across Europe have experienced a decline in press freedom as governments increasingly turned to legal harassment, smear campaigns and online attacks to pressure independent media and journalists into silence. In this climate, European journalists face many dangers in carrying out their work, from physical assaults and kidnapping, to death threats […]

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IPI calls on Turkey to stop harassing media amid threats and detention of journalists

The International Press Institute (IPI), today called on Turkey’s authorities to cease harassment of media and to ensure the safety of journalists following the detention of eight journalists over the weekend including four Sputnik News journalists on Sunday, March 1. The day before a violent mob had surrounded the Ankara homes of three sputnik journalists […]

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Turkey Trial Blog: Six journalists charged with reporting on minister’s leaked emails

On February 6, an International Press Institute (IPI) delegation spent a day in Istanbul’s Justice Palace to monitor the so-called RedHack trial involving a group of journalists who reported in September 2016 on leaked e-mails from former Turkish Energy Minister Berat Albayrak, who also happens to be the son-in-law of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. The […]

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