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U.N. Human Rights Council urged to act on Turkey

The International Press Institute (IPI) today joined international media freedom and free expression defenders in call presented to the U.N. Human Rights Council urging it to address ongoing developments in Turkey. The full text appears below. Turkey: UN Human Rights Council should address continuous deterioration of freedom of expression and other human rights PEN International, ARTICLE […]

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Concern as Turkey detains another Cumhuriyet staffer

The International Press Institute (IPI) today expressed concern after authorities in Turkey detained the editor-in-chief of the online edition of independent daily newspaper Cumhuriyet. The newspaper said it was notified that Oğuz Güven had been ordered detained for seven days on accusations of making propaganda for a terrorist organisation. Cumhuriyet representatives also indicated that lawyers […]

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Jailed Turkey journalists get Austria press freedom prize

The International Press Institute (IPI) today saluted imprisoned journalists in Turkey who were collectively honoured with the Presseclub Concordia’s annual prize for press freedom and freedom of information at a ceremony yesterday in Vienna, but expressed concern that a Kurdish journalist was not given an Austrian visa in time to travel to accept the award […]

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Activists in Vienna gather to support Turkey’s journalists

Activists in Vienna joined colleagues around the world marking World Press Freedom Day 2017 today by gathering near Turkey’s embassy to Austria to call on the Turkish government to free journalists imprisoned for their work. The activists had hoped to deliver a petition signed by more than 10,000 people calling on Turkey’s government to free […]

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