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Turkey shutters at least 20 more TV, radio stations

Turkey’s use this week of emergency powers granted in the wake of the July 15 coup attempt to shutter more than 20 media outlets with no discernible relationship to the failed putsch, and calls to extend the state of emergency, again illustrate the need for safeguards to prevent arbitrary use of such power, the International […]

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Feature: Turkey trolls’ use of insults stifling reporting

Over the last decade, social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook have democratised the production and flow of news, allowing any user to play an active role in the news cycle. But that change has not come without a dark side. Increasingly, it has left journalists, citizen reporters and bloggers exposed to abusive behaviour, […]

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Turkey detains more journalists as purge continues

Turkey’s government has issued warrants to detain another 35 people, including journalists, with alleged links to U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gülen just two days after authorities detained dozens of Kurdish journalists, reportedly bringing the total number of journalists now held in Turkey to 140. Hürriyet reported that police detained nine of the 35 sought under the […]

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Turkey journalists group honours international coalition

The Journalists Association of Turkey (TGC) on Thursday gave its 2016 Press Freedom Award for the category of Institution to IPI and a coalition of international organisations that have worked in concert since last year to support journalists in the country and fight an ongoing deterioration in the state of press freedom. The TGC recognised […]

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