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Cumhuriyet trial Day Two: Defendants push back against “lawless” indictment

The International Press Institute (IPI), together with other leading international free expression groups as well as international journalists, today continued observing the trial against journalists and staff of Turkey’s last major critical newspaper. Extremely important solidarity in Istanbul for #pressfreedom #cumhuriyet17 @EFJEUROPE @ECPMF https://t.co/6CnRTRxidn — Mogens B. Bjerregård (@mogensbb) July 25, 2017 This morning, international […]

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Cumhuriyet trial Day One: International observers slam “bogus” charges

The International Press Institute (IPI) today joined other leading international free expression groups as well as international journalists and European Parliament members in observing the start of a major trial against journalists with Turkey’s last major critical newspaper. The 17 journalists and executives with the secular daily Cumhuriyet – some of whom face up to […]

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Cumhuriyet trial: Background and Resources

Representatives from international free expression groups and professional organisations gathered in Istanbul on July 24 to monitor the trial of 17 journalists and executives from the newspaper Cumhuriyet on accusations that its reporting lent support to terrorists. Prosecutors are demanding prison terms of up to 43 years for the defendants on charges that include “helping an […]

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IPI in Istanbul to monitor trial of Cumhuriyet journalists

The International Press Institute (IPI) today joined other international free expression organisations in a demonstration outside an Istanbul courthouse prior to the start of the trial against 17 journalists from Turkey’s Cumhuriyet newspaper. In an address at the demonstration, IPI Director of Advocacy and Communications Steven M. Ellis urged authorities to release the journalists and […]

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