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IPI Board demands release of Kadri Gürsel, Cumhuriyet journalists

The International Press Institute (IPI)’s Executive Board today condemned in the strongest possible terms Turkish authorities’ moves to silence the country’s last remaining critical media following the closure of 15 Kurdish media outlets on Saturday and the arrests Monday morning of at least 13 journalists at Turkey’s most prominent secular opposition newspaper, including IPI Board Member […]

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Groups urge Turkey: end emergency powers abuses

The International Press Institute (IPI) and a broad coalition of international human rights defenders today urged Turkey’s government to revoke provisions of the ongoing state of emergency following a failed July coup attempt that violate citizens’ fundamental human rights. At least 25 international groups – including Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and others – have […]

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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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