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Turkish Journalism: More Bad News [Second Update, July 26]

The dire straits of Turkish journalism is, of course, hardly news at this point. Arrests and harassment of Turkish journalists are by now well known. Reporters without Borders has, with good reason, named Turkey “the world’s largest prison for for … Continue reading

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More on Turkey and World Press Freedom Day

World Press Freedom Day (May 3) was an opportune moment for calling attention to the sorry state of press freedoms in Turkey.  Amnesty International – Turkey did so with a protests in downtown Istanbul and flash mobs elsewhere in the … Continue reading

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Two Minutes to Fight for Freedom in Turkey (reposted from AI-USA site)

In Turkey, freedom of expression is under attack. But you can make a difference. And it will only take two minutes of your time to add your voice to calls for real freedom in Turkey. The Criminalization of Dissent The situation is … Continue reading

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Turkey’s War on Journalists

The Turkish war on journalists is, by this time, well documented.  Reporters without Borders has called Turkey “the world’s biggest prison for journalists.” And imprisonment is only one of the ways that authorities have worked to silence journalists in Turkey. … Continue reading

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Amnesty speaks out on attacks against Armenian women in Istanbul (Updated)

Amnesty International has today issued a statement calling on “the Turkish authorities to carry out a prompt, thorough and impartial investigation into the series of attacks on elderly Armenian women in Istanbul.” The statement notes that Turkey is obligated under … Continue reading

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