Tag Archives: Press Freedom

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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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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As Press Freedom in Turkey Worsens, Erdogan Remains in Denial

Prime Minister Erdogan, reacting to the critical wounding of a Turkish journalist during the bombing of the American Embassy in Ankara, used the occasion to attack those who defend Turkey’s imprisoned journalists: As the justice ministry has said many times, … Continue reading

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ECHR Again Finds Turkey Guilty in Press Censorship Case

Guilty again. The European Court of Human Rights has found Turkey guilty of violating Article 10 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights for suspending the publication and distribution of nine newspapers and magazines in 2008 and 2009.

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