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Zaman trial ends with five acquittals and six heavy sentences

Six journalists with Turkey’s Zaman newspaper today were given jail sentences of up to 10 years on terror-related charges following a ten-month trial. An additional five defendants in the case were acquitted. The defendants faced a variety of charges based on articles published in Zaman prior to July 2016, including membership of a terrorist organization, attempting […]

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IPI World Congress – Resolution on Turkey

The members of the International Press Institute (IPI), meeting at their 67th annual General Assembly during the IPI World Congress on June 23, 2018 in Abuja, Nigeria, adopted by unanimous vote a resolution calling on the next Turkish government to free imprisoned journalists, to allow the full exercise of press freedom and to restore judicial […]

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IPI condemns Turkey party leader’s ‘media hate list’

Türkçesi için tıklayınız The International Press Institute (IPI) today expressed deep alarm at the appearance today of a “media hate list” published by the leader of Turkey’s Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), Devlet Bahçeli, in the pro-government newspapers Sabah and Hürriyet. Under the title “A thank you message”, Bahçeli “thanks” the 70 names that appear on […]

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VIDEO: IPI urges political parties to prioritise media freedom in Turkey ahead of election

The letter from IPI Executive Director Barbara Trionfi calling on the parties to commit to the following actions should they form part of the government: – Free all journalists imprisoned for exercising their right to freedom of expression and drop all charges against them – Promote freedom of the press, independent journalism and respect for […]

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