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‘Rampant sexism’ in attacks on Turkey’s women journalists

The deterioration of press freedom in Turkey is hardly breaking news for international media; the imprisonment of journalists, the abuse of anti-terror laws, online censorship through blocking access to news websites and sporadic bans on social media are currently among the most well-known methods being used to silence critics. But another serious challenge to press […]

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Court: Turkey’s detention of Dündar, Gül violates rights

The International Press Institute (IPI) today welcomed a ruling by Turkey’s Constitutional Court that the arrest and ongoing pre-trial detention of Cumhuriyet journalists Can Dündar and Erdem Gül violated their “freedom of expression, freedom of the press and right to personal security and freedom”. Local reports indicated that the decision would now be forwarded to […]

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Turkey denies accreditation to Norwegian correspondent

The International Press Institute (IPI) and its Norwegian National Committee today jointly expressed concern over Turkey’s decision to deny press accreditation to a correspondent of Norway’s Aftenpostennewspaper. The correspondent, Silje Rønning Kampesæter, had applied for a press card shortly after arriving in Istanbul last September. Kampesæter told IPI in a telephone interview that she learned […]

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Pro-government newspapers attacked in Turkey

The International Press Institute (IPI) today condemned an armed attack on the Istanbul offices of two pro-government newspapers in Turkey this morning by masked attackers firing long-barrelled guns and throwing Molotov cocktails. No casualties were reported in the attacks targeting dailiesYeni Şafak and Yeni Akit. Both offices, however, suffered some damage. Local reports indicated that […]

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